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Moved to tears

Author:
WINCHESTER Ruth
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 28.6.01, 2001, p.26.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Moving home is stressful enough at any age but for older people it can be life-threatening. Interview with an older resident who tried to challenge her council's right to transfer its care home residents.

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Freed by gadgetry?

Author:
WINCHESTER Ruth
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 24.01.02, 2002, pp.34-35.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Innovation firms are latching on to the fact that there is a gross market for products and systems that boost older people's independence. Evaluates their success.

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Housing's wider role

Author:
WINCHESTER Ruth
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 20.9.01, 2001, pp.iv-vi.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The government's Supporting People programme aims to improve services for people in sheltered and supported housing. Looks at its effects on four projects caring for vulnerable people.

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Does the bill add up?

Author:
WINCHESTER Ruth
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 15.7.04, 2004, pp.28-29.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Takes a critical look at the new Mental Capacity Bill. Although it takes on some of the critisims levelled at the previous draft, campaigners are still arguing about items in the new Bill.

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Back home

Author:
WINCHESTER Ruth
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 18.7.02, 2002, pp.28-30.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Everyone agrees that home care with support is preferable to institutionalised care, but outlooks diverge among health and social care professionals once the front door has been opened and the client crosses the threshold.

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Responsibility discharged?

Author:
WINCHESTER Ruth
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 25.4.02, 2002, pp.30-32.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Looks at the latest policy announced by the government to prevent delayed discharge of older people from hospital, which means that local authorities will need to reimburse hospitals for the cost of delayed discharges.

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On the home front

Author:
WINCHESTER Ruth
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 17.01.02, 2002, pp.34-35.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Looks at how care home owners are uniting to force local authorities to raise fee levels as a last resort.

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The wrong prescription

Author:
WINCHESTER Ruth
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 9.8.01, 2001, p.23.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Reports on how many older people in residential homes are spending their days in a drug-induced haze as the use of anti-psychotic drugs reached record high levels.

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Making up for lost times

Author:
WINCHESTER Ruth
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 1.5.03, 2003, pp.32-34.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Looks at the advances in diagnosis and treatment for people with dementia. Explains how, although access to services are improving, the Bill for long-term care could be huge with consequent uncertainty for sufferers.

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Follow your hunch

Author:
WINCHESTER Ruth
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 12.12.02, 2002, pp.26-27.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Looks at the London Older People's Programme which was launched in Autumn 2001 as a joint initiative between the Social Services Inspectorate and the NHS's Directorate of Health and Social Care (London). It is testing out a key part of the NSF standard 2, the importance of person centred care.

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