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Journal article

Country myths

Author:
RICKFORD Frances
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 25.7.96, 1996, p.26.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Elderly people in rural areas have needs just as urgent as those of their city counterparts. The author asks why so little money is spent on meeting these needs.

Journal article

One simple knock

Author:
RICKFORD Frances
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 22.12.94, 1994, p.10.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Reports on a new team in Brent for vulnerable older people.

Journal article

Bothered by bed blocking

Author:
RICKFORD Frances
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 1.4.93, 1993, pp.16-17.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Briefly discusses the problems associated with discharge of elderly people into the community and mentions the research work by NISW into hospital discharge.

Journal article

The new IT generation

Author:
RICKFORD Frances
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 27.7.00, 2000, pp.18-19.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Looks at how better use of technological aids could mean more frail older people would be able to stay at home.

Journal article

Future positive

Author:
RICKFORD Frances
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 8.8.96, 1996, pp.14-15.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Voluntary agencies and social services departments are struggling to help older people with HIV and AIDS from Black and Asian communities find support. The author reports on a problem which will be more acute in the future.

Journal article

Time for grief

Author:
RICKFORD Frances
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 13.7.95, 1995, pp.16-17.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Death is a regular occurrence in residential homes for elderly people. Asks how homes support the dying, and the staff and other residents they leave behind.

Journal article

Don't fence me in

Author:
RICKFORD Frances
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 29.9.94, 1994, pp.16-17.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Projects such as those provided by Takare plc. have created a considerable market by bringing together large numbers of elderly people who then live separately from the rest of us. Discusses the advantages and disadvantages of care villages.

Journal article

Pain not seen

Author:
RICKFORD Frances
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 11.7.96, 1996, pp.16-17.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Depression is a condition often overlooked when providing services for elderly people. Reports on research highlighting this issue and considers what needs to be done to support older people.

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Can things only get better?

Author:
RICKFORD Frances
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 26.7.01, 2001, pp.18-20.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Most agree that intermediate care is a good thing and that it will greatly improve the lives of older people. What is exercising many, however, is how the services will be co-ordinated, delivered and financed.

Journal article

Tsar quality

Author:
RICKFORD Frances
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 14.12.00, 2000, p.24.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The author talks to Ian Philp who is charged with leading the implementation of the National Service Framework for older people.

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