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Book

Support networks: change and adaptations over 75

Author:
WENGER G. Clare
Publisher:
University College of North Wales, Department of Social Theory and Institutions
Publication year:
1985
Pagination:
29p.,tables.
Place of publication:
Bangor

Paper prepared for 13th International Congress of Gerontology, New York, 1985.

Journal article

Community structure and support network variations

Authors:
WENGER G. Clare, ST LEGER Fred
Journal article citation:
Ageing and Society, 12(2), 1992, pp.213-236.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

Presents data from two studies of support networks of elderly people and identifies five types of network which are correlated with service use.

Book

International perspectives on community care for older people

Editors:
SCHARF Thomas, WENGER G. Clare
Publisher:
Avebury
Publication year:
1995
Pagination:
243p.,tables,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
Aldershot

Research study.

Book

Understanding support networks and community care: network assessment for elderly people

Author:
WENGER G. Clare
Publisher:
Avebury
Publication year:
1994
Pagination:
131p.,tables,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Aldershot

Research report presenting an account of the development of a network type assessment instrument which would enable community care workers to predict responses of older people living in the community to the problems which befall them, the services that would be the most appropriate and how they would respond to service intervention.

Book

Elderly carers: the need for appropriate intervention

Author:
WENGER G. Clare
Publisher:
University College of North Wales. Centre for Social Policy Research and Develop
Publication year:
1989
Pagination:
30p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Bangor

Paper exploring the extent and nature of caring after retirement age.

Book

What do dependency measures measure? - challenging assumptions

Author:
WENGER G. Clare
Publisher:
University College of North Wales. Department of Social Theory and Institutions
Publication year:
1985
Pagination:
20p., tables, bibliog.
Place of publication:
Bangor
Journal article

A comparison of urban with rural support networks: Liverpool and North Wales

Author:
WENGER G. Clare
Journal article citation:
Ageing and Society, 15(1), March 1995, pp.59-81.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

Compares findings on the distribution of support networks in Liverpool and in rural communities in North Wales. Demonstrates that while support network type is highly correlated with a wide range of demographic and social variables in both urban and rural samples, the nature of the relationships are not always comparable. Shows how cultural, migration and socio-economic factors interact to affect the formation of different types of support networks. As a result of a more stable elderly population, more old people in Liverpool have network types able to provide a high level of informal care and support.

Journal article

Dementia sufferers living at home

Author:
WENGER G. Clare
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 9(9), September 1994, pp.721-733.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

Looks at the availability of family care, the characteristics of carers, the problems they face and the service support they receive. Only two-thirds of dementia sufferers living in the community have identifiable carers; the average age of carers surveyed was 65; dementia cases demonstrated a high level of dependency and need for supervision; and the level of input of domiciliary services was low. GPs are the key professionals who act as gatekeepers to other services. Presently available services are inappropriate for some carers and packages of care and support need to be flexible and better tailored to carers' needs.

Journal article

Support networks and dementia

Author:
WENGER G. Clare
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 9(3), 1994, pp.181-194.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

Reports on research carried out in Liverpool, which identified the availability of kin and levels of contact with family, friends, neighbours and community groups, and compares the distribution of support network types of those identified as dementia with non-cases.

Book

Help in old age: facing up to the challenge; a longitudinal network study

Author:
WENGER G. Clare
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
Publication year:
1992
Pagination:
237p.,tables,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Liverpool

Examines support networks for people over the age of 75, using quantitative and qualitative longitudinal data to show how the availability and sources of help in a wide range of areas depend on factors beyond the control of the individual. Draws attention to the significance of variation in network type and distribution of network type for care in the community, and suggests that these variations have not been given sufficient consideration in service planning.

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