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No time to lose: first impressions of the community care reforms

Author:
AGE CONCERN ENGLAND
Publisher:
Age Concern
Publication year:
1993
Pagination:
28p.
Place of publication:
London

A critical assessment of the effectiveness of community care for older people so far. Makes recommendations for improvements in the future.

Book

Community care and elderly people: Age Concern's response to "Community Care: an agenda for action."

Author:
AGE CONCERN ENGLAND
Publisher:
Age Concern
Publication year:
1988
Pagination:
42p.
Place of publication:
Mitcham
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Primary concerns: older people's access to primary care

Author:
AGE CONCERN ENGLAND
Publisher:
Age Concern England
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
19p.
Place of publication:
London

The report ‘Primary Concerns’ highlights the fact that older people use GP practice services more than younger adults; however nearly one in five 65-74 year olds are still experiencing difficulties in getting an appointment to see their GP or practice nurse. Research from the charity also shows that almost half of older people are not registered with an NHS dentist, despite a pledge from the Government almost ten years ago promising that everyone would have easy access to an NHS dentist within two years. With a shortage in NHS dentists, pensioners on low fixed incomes are often forced to either pay privately for dental treatment or just go without.  Good oral health is essential to the overall health and well-being of older people and enables people to eat comfortably, enjoy a healthy diet, and speak and socialise without embarrassment.

Book

The age agenda 2008: public policy and older people

Author:
AGE CONCERN ENGLAND
Publisher:
Age Concern England
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
128p.
Place of publication:
London

The fifth edition of this annual policy report provides an overview of public policy and older people.  It outlines significant policy developments and trends during 2007 and looks ahead to likely developments in 2008.

Book Full text available online for free

Hungry to be heard: the scandal of malnourished older people in hospital

Author:
AGE CONCERN ENGLAND
Publisher:
Age Concern England
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
26p.
Place of publication:
London

Six out of 10 older people are at risk of becoming malnourished, or their situation getting worse, in hospital. Up to 14% of older people aged over 65 years in the UK are malnourished. Four out of 10 older people admitted to hospital are malnourished on arrival.Patients over the age of 80 admitted to hospital have a five times higher prevalence of malnutrition than those under the age of 50. Up to 50% of older people in general hospitals have mental health needs. Patients who are malnourished stay in hospital for a longer time, require more medications, and are more likely to suffer from infections. The toll of malnutrition on health and health care costs is estimated to exceed £7.3 billion per year (much more than obesity). Over half of this cost is expended on people aged 65 years and above.

Book

Getting and paying for rented sheltered housing

Author:
AGE CONCERN ENGLAND
Publisher:
Age Concern
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
11p.
Place of publication:
London

Short, practical booklet for older people on renting sheltered housing.

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Minority elders in double jeopardy

Author:
AGE CONCERN ENGLAND
Journal article citation:
Elders the Journal of Care and Practice, 4(2), May 1995, pp.31-32.

Age Concern England and the Commission for Racial Equality have announced a joint campaign to improve understanding of the needs of ethnic minority elders. Explains how they mean to achieve this.

Book

Gold standards: a guide to professional targets for the care of elderly people; a selected bibliography

Author:
AGE CONCERN ENGLAND
Publisher:
Age Concern
Publication year:
1994
Pagination:
59p.
Place of publication:
London
Book

A draft framework for local community care charters in England: Department of Health consultation document and accompanying draft guidance

Author:
AGE CONCERN ENGLAND
Publisher:
Age Concern
Publication year:
1994
Pagination:
12p.
Place of publication:
London

Age Concern comments on the framework and draft guidance, focusing in particular on older people.

Book

Standards in day care services

Author:
AGE CONCERN ENGLAND
Publisher:
Age Concern
Publication year:
1992
Pagination:
123p.
Place of publication:
London

Report from a small working group with the remit to identify ways in which day centres for older people can work most effectively for all involved with them. Areas looked at include: basic principles of care; getting a place; care practices; the helpers; enhancing safety and reducing unnecessary risk; meals; transport; buildings and their contents; finance; and monitoring and review.

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