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Network first

Author:
GEORGE Mike
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 7.4.94, 1994, p.8.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Research in Wales has been done to help understand older people's informal networks. Identifies the following types of informal networks: local family dependent, locally integrated support, local self-contained support, wider community focused support and private restricted support. Describes these types and reports on the ways practitioners can build on them.

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Your guide to indicator of relevant need in single shared assessments

Author:
GEORGE Mike
Journal article citation:
Care and Health Magazine, 15.02.05, 2005, pp.30-31.
Publisher:
Care and Health

Examines the background to a standardised system for assessing older people's needs which is currently being introduced in Scotland. The SSA-IoRN questionnaire consists of 12 questions covering: activities of daily living; personal care; food and drink preparation; mental well being and behaviour; and bowel management.

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An age-old problem?

Author:
GEORGE Mike
Journal article citation:
Care and Health Magazine, 1.2.05, 2005, pp.22-23.
Publisher:
Care and Health

Discusses how the perception that depression is a 'natural' part of old age, may mean that many older people are not getting the help they need. Looks at the need for specialist services, but those that also ensure older people have access to the full range of mental health services, rather than assuming any treatment must be in the form of medication. Looks at initiatives in Hertforshire and East Kent NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust.

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When I'm 65

Author:
GEORGE Mike
Journal article citation:
Care and Health Magazine, 9.11.04, 2004, pp.16-18.
Publisher:
Care and Health

Discusses the ageing social care workforce. Highlights the need to retain older staff in light of the ageing population.

Journal article

Fact file: Alzheimer's and other dementia's

Author:
GEORGE Mike
Journal article citation:
Care and Health Magazine, 45, 24.9.03, 2003, pp.38-40.
Publisher:
Care and Health

Looks at the different types of dementia and offers some practical advice. Discusses Alzheimer's, Vascular dementia, Dementia with Lewy bodies, and Fronto-temporal dementia.

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life at the margin

Author:
GEORGE Mike
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 30.11.95, 1995, pp.16-17.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Services for older people affected by HIV and AIDS are thin on the ground. In addition professionals are accused of being unable to deal properly with older people's sexuality and have difficulty in accepting that people of other generations may have different attitudes towards disclosure and openness. Assesses the needs of older people with HIV and AIDS and looks at the services that are currently available for them.

Journal article

Your guide to: fair and unfair contract terms in care homes

Author:
GEORGE Mike
Journal article citation:
Care and Health Magazine, 12.04.05, 2005, pp.26-27.
Publisher:
Care and Health

In May the Office of Fair Trading published guidance on fairer contracts for the residents of care homes. Looks at the main points.

Journal article

Drop in the ocean?

Author:
GEORGE Mike
Journal article citation:
Care and Health Magazine, 5.04.05, 2005, pp.14-16.
Publisher:
Care and Health

The Partnership for Older People Projects (POPP) grant of £60 million is designed to encourage local authorities to develop innovative approaches to preventative work, but there are doubts that its two-year limit is sufficient to make an impact. Gauges reaction in the field. Also includes short case studies of work in Kent and Sunderland who are working with Primary Care Trusts to provide innovative services.

Journal article

Spending wisely

Author:
GEORGE Mike
Journal article citation:
Care and Health Magazine, 29.03.05, 2005, pp.21-23.
Publisher:
Care and Health

Report on the increase in the Access and Systems Capacity Grant, which is intended to provide faster access to, and greater choice of, services to enable people to live in their own homes. However, there are still debates within the sector about whether the money will be used correctly.

Journal article

Looking to the changes

Author:
GEORGE Mike
Journal article citation:
Care and Health Magazine, 57, 2004, pp.19-20.
Publisher:
Care and Health

Looks at the findings of a new report by the Audit Commission and the Better Government for Older People Programme (BGOP). The report calls for radical overhaul in the way health and social care services view older people so that their voices can be heard.

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