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Book

Why the sudden interest in ageing?: inaugural lecture, 13th November 1989, King's College

Author:
TINKER Anthea
Publisher:
King's College
Publication year:
1990
Pagination:
28p., tables, bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Discusses the growing interest in ageing; suggests why this has happened and why it is likely to increase; and draws conclusions about this interest.

Journal article

Extra care housing: a concept without a consensus

Authors:
TINKER Anthea, et al
Journal article citation:
Quality in Ageing, 8(4), December 2007, pp.33-44.
Publisher:
Pier Professional
Place of publication:
Brighton

Extra care housing has developed from sheltered housing and has increasingly been seen as a popular option by policy makers. In this article the authors examine the trends in social policy which have led to the evolution of extra care housing. They then discuss what is expected from extra care housing, the lack of a single definition, and whether a single definition is desirable.

Book

Improving the provision of information about assistive technology for older people: summary of research

Authors:
WRIGHT Fay, MCCREADIE Claudine, TINKER Anthea
Publisher:
University of London. Kings College. Institute of Gerontology
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
57p.
Place of publication:
London

The importance of assistive technology (AT) in helping older people maintain independence is increasingly recognised in policy. The piece of research, looked at an important corollary of this development - the provision of relevant and appropriate information about AT. The research involved mapping both AT and information sources, focus groups with 28 users aged 75 and over and 12 carers, interviews with 40 professionals and information providers and a postal questionnaire to 131 care home managers (response rate of 45%). The findings point to the large volume of available information, but suggest that there are problems in identifying needs and in accessing all necessary information. Professionals share these problems and organisational issues impact on professional capacity to provide satisfactory information. The situation in care homes appears ambiguous in terms of responsibility for AT provision for residents and hence for information. The researchers concluded that there is considerable scope for improving both access to information and the design of that information. They also concluded that there are terminology issues that need addressing in further research.

Journal article

The acceptability of assistive technology to older people

Authors:
MCCREADIE Claudine, TINKER Anthea
Journal article citation:
Ageing and Society, 25(1), January 2005, pp.91-110.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

Assistive technology is defined here as any device or system allowing an individual to perform a task they would otherwise be unable to do, or increases the ease and safety with which it can be performed. Its importance in contributing to older people's independence and autonomy is increasingly recognised, but there has been little research into the viability of extensive installations of AT. This paper focuses on the acceptability of AT to older people and reports one component of a multidisciplinary research project that examined the feasibility, acceptability, costs and outcomes of introducing AT into their homes. Sixty-seven people aged 70 or over were interviewed in depth during 2001 to find out about their use and experience of a wide range of ATs. Findings suggest a complex model of acceptability in which a 'felt need' for assistance combines with 'product quality'. Concludes by considering the tensions that may arise in delivery of acceptable AT.

Journal article

Future role of housing

Author:
TINKER Anthea
Journal article citation:
Working with Older People, 8(4), December 2004, pp.15-17.
Publisher:
Emerald

Considers the future of housing for older people. Key factors include the growth in numbers of older, and especially very old, people; the decline in institutional living; the rise in home ownership for people of all ages and the related decline of social housing; the growth of single living; 'new' forms of living; assistive technology; and moves abroad. Concludes that overall older people do have many choices but for the most part this will only be true for those with a reasonable income.

Journal article

Introducing assistive technology (AT) into the homes of older people: the REKI (REading/KIng's) research project

Author:
TINKER Anthea
Journal article citation:
Housing Care and Support, 7(3), September 2004, pp.30-34.
Publisher:
Emerald

Reports on research which focuses on how far, and at what cost, the housing stock can be modified to accommodate the assistive technology (AT) to enable older people to remain in their own homes. Concludes that the adaptability of the housing depends on a range of factors and costs. Older people welcome AT when it addresses a felt need.

Journal article

Disembodied voices

Author:
TINKER Anthea
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 13.4.95, 1995, p.30.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Suggests that telecommunication technology could be the key to independent living for disabled people in the future.

Book

Difficult to let sheltered housing

Authors:
TINKER Anthea, WRIGHT Fay, ZEILIG Hannah
Publisher:
Age Concern
Publication year:
1995
Pagination:
174p.,tables,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Looks at why some sheltered housing is becoming difficult to let.

Book

An evaluation of very sheltered housing

Author:
TINKER Anthea
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of the Environment
Publication year:
1989
Pagination:
164p., tables, illus., bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Results from a comprehensive national survey - descriptions of schemes, views of management, staff, tenants, and costs compared to other services.

Book

Staying at home: helping elderly people

Author:
TINKER Anthea
Publisher:
HMSO
Publication year:
1984
Pagination:
191p.,tables,illus.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

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