About the JGSW


AGESW members have access to an archive of JGSW online – click here to log in and you will see the link on the “Welcome Member” page.


The Journal of Gerontological Social Work (JGSW) presents information needed to stay abreast of the changing and controversial issues of today’s growing aging population.

A valuable resource for social work administrators, practitioners, consultants, and supervisors in long-term care facilities, acute treatment and psychiatric hospitals, mental health centers, family service agencies, community and senior citizen centers, and public health and welfare agencies, JGSW provides a respected and stable forum for cutting-edge insights by experts in the field. JGSW is peer-reviewed journal publishes eight times a year and continues to present fresh and relevant material covering a wide variety of important topics, such as:

  • casework and groupwork with older adults;
  • social work in nursing homes and long-term care facilities;
  • hospital geriatric social work;
  • community health care;
  • public welfare and older adults;
  • mental health services for the aged;
  • coordination of human services for the aged;
  • law and gerontological social work;
  • social work education in the aging field;
  • family services and the aged;
  • policy and planning studies;
  • crisis intervention with¬†older adults;
  • problems of geriatric drug and alcohol abuse;
  • special clinical skills, such as the use of life review and task-oriented casework;
  • factors of class and ethnicity as they affect service delivery and use;
  • end-of-life issues;
  • international aging; and
  • caregiving.

The Journal of Gerontological Social Work does more than simply help social workers provide care to older adults¬†– it also helps social workers in their dealings with families and with administrative, supervisory, and research needs. The journal occasionally devotes an entire issue to one topic of timely importance. Examples of past single-topic issues include: new developments in home care services; aging and vision; international perspectives of gerontological social work; and social work with Alzheimer’s patients.

To view a free online sample of the journal, go to: http://www.informaworld.com/WGER (Opens in a new window). You may also request a free copy by emailing customerservice@taylorandfrancis.com

AGESW members have access to an archive of JGSW online – click here to log in and you will see the link on the “Welcome Member” page.