Social issues influence an elderly person's risk and experience of illness as well as a health care practitioner's ability to deliver timely and appropriate care.
A social history helps members of the interdisciplinary team evaluate care needs and social supports. It should include questions about the following:
Last full review/revision July 2013 by Daniel B. Kaplan, PhD, MSW; Barbara J. Berkman, DSW, PhD
Content last modified September 2013