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The Purpose of MNHSWA is:

  • To cooperate in the ongoing definition and development of the role of the social worker in the long term care facility.

  • To provide consultation, mutual support and resource materials to professionals delivering social service in long term care facilities.

  • To promote cooperation and understanding among long term care facilities, and with other resources serving the aging and disabled.

  • To interpret the social work role in the long term care setting to other professionals through planning and participating in conventions and other educational programs.

  • To promote and participate in a public education program on the needs of the aging and disabled population and the role of the social worker.

  • To develop liaison with social work educators and planners for the aging and disabled to interpret the needs of the aging and disabled in long term care facilities, and the role of the social worker.

  • To represent the needs of the aging and disabled in long term care facilities and the role of the social worker to state regulating agencies and public policy makers.