Social Policy and Practice: Sarah Reed Senior Living

Social Policy and Practice: Sarah Reed Senior Living

Federal Policy

Resident abuse policy is a federal policy that protects residents of Sarah Reed Living from abuse and neglect or misappropriation. The policy remains a federal policy as it universal and inhibits anyone from subjecting the residents to any form of violence or involuntary seclusion. Abuse can verbal, physical, sexual or mental. Resident abuse policy also asserts that every resident should have a right to privacy and confidentiality (Garthwait, 2016).  Resident abuse policy is essential to prevent perpetrators from harming or abusing innocent residents.

Resident abuse policy is essential in the achievement of the goal for the peaceful coexistence of people in the community. Resident abuse policy achieves goals of reducing social problems, achievement of societal well-being, and offers protection of every individual (Garthwait, 2016). PA Department of Human Services requires individuals reporting incidences of abuse to be aged between the ages of 18-59 years. This means that any victim of age below or above the age bracket can only contact an adult to assist in reporting abuse incidences. However, the policy protects every person in the community.

Sarah Reed Living complies with the policy as it is formulated under the legislation Act 13 of 1997 and Act 28 of 1995. The agency provides a protective services hotline at 1-800-490-8505 where residents can report the abuse cases. The goal of the policy is to ensure there is the protection of clients under social workers’ care in Sarah Reed Living. The clients of the ag

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