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Journal

Working with Older People

Publisher:
Emerald

This journal aims to address the key challenges facing managers, social workers, residential care staff, day centre staff, and community nurses who work with older people, as well as older people themselves, their families and carers.

Journal article

Mistreatment of older people in the United Kingdom: findings from the first National Prevalence Study

Authors:
BIGGS Simon, et al
Journal article citation:
Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 20(1), January 2009, pp.1-14.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

The National Prevalence Study of Elder Mistreatment took place in 2006 and included 2,111 respondents aged 66 and over from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland who answered a face-to-face questionnaire. Mistreatment by family members, close friends or care workers was reported by 2.6%, with the most common form being neglect (1.1%) followed by financial abuse (0.6%), psychological abuse (0.4%), physical abuse (0.4%) and sexual abuse (0.2%). Women were significantly more likely to have experienced mistreatment than men but there were gender differences according to type of abuse and perpetrator, and divergent patterns for neglect, financial and interpersonal abuse. Further analysis of the data also indicated that the likelihood of mistreatment varied according to socioeconomic position and health status.

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Cleaned out by the ones you trust

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 30.08.07, 2007, pp.24-25.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Approximately £2.1 million was stolen from older people last year in financial scams often involving family members and home care workers bent on abusing the faith placed in them. The author draws on a recent government funded report on abuse and neglect of older people in the UK to highlight the problem of financial abuse.

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Your human rights: a guide for older people

Author:
MATTHEWS Lucy
Publisher:
British Institute of Human Rights
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
46p.
Place of publication:
London

Your Human Rights’ is a series of four plain English, non-technical guides focusing on the practical relevance of human rights in the UK. They are written directly for people living with mental health problems, disabled people, older people and refugees and asylum seekers who are in situations where they may need information on their human rights. They will also be useful for people working with these groups, or people who would like to know more about the impact of human rights on these groups. The present booklet  is devoted to older people.

Book

Older people and housing benefit administration in London

Author:
AGE CONCERN LONDON
Publisher:
Age Concern
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
12p.
Place of publication:
London

This brief report draws on a month long monitoring exercise by Age Concern Information and Advice services in London. Stemming from a concern about older people and housing and council tax benefits, it reveals the may ways in which stress and frustration arise through poor administration and inability to understand and negotiate a very complex system.

Book

London housing survey 1992: older people

Author:
LONDON RESEARCH CENTRE. Housing and Social Research Department
Publisher:
London Research Centre
Publication year:
1993
Pagination:
12p.,tables.
Place of publication:
London

Details key findings from the survey as they relate to older people.

Journal article

Problems of training and cooperation in social work with elderly people in the EC countries Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Spain: a report from a research project

Authors:
ELIAS Gabriele, et al
Journal article citation:
Issues in Social Work Education, 12(1), Spring 1992, pp.24-51.
Publisher:
Association of Teachers in Social Work Education

Reports on a study based on a postal survey of social work training institutions in Germany, France, the U.K. and Spain. The findings are presented country-by-country and concurrently discussed in the context of the overall picture which emerges. Issues concerning basic and post-qualifying training and research in the field of social work with elderly people are examined. A diversity of provision for, and variation of the development status of, this area of social work training is identified.

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Who knows best? Older people's contribution to understanding and preventing avoidable hospital admissions

Author:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication year:
2016
Pagination:
18 mins 50 secs
Place of publication:
London

This video summarises the key findings of a research project conducted by the University of Birmingham’s Health Services Management Centre and the Department of Social Policy and Social Work which interviewed 104 older people about their emergency admissions to hospital. The research looked at how the older people were admitted to hospital, whether they felt this was the best place for them and what alternatives might have been explored. Similar questions were also asked of a GP and / or hospital doctor representing as many of these older people as possible. Overall, the study found that most older people were admitted to hospital appropriately. Only nine of 104 older people (almost 9%) felt that hospital was not the right place for them. Key findings covered in the video include: delays in seeking help; prevention and early intervention; poor communication; proactive initial approaches; working with GPs and paramedics; and the underfunding of social care. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Dignity in care: nutrition for older people at home

Author:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication year:
2015
Pagination:
10 minutes 23 seconds
Place of publication:
London

This film highlights the role of good nutritional care and hydration for older people living in their own homes. Food and mealtimes are very important to older people. Listening to what older people wish to eat and by preparing fresh food, the meal time experience can be enhanced. This film was previously available under the title 'Nutritional care for older people.' (Edited publisher abstract)

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Personal budgets briefing: learning from the experiences of older people and their carers

Author:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication year:
2011
Pagination:
6p.
Place of publication:
London

This briefing provides a summary of older people's and carers experiences of using self-directed support and personal budgets. It is based on a six month study commissioned from a joint team from Acton Shapiro, the National Centre for Independent Living (NCIL) and the Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU). The briefing covers moving to a personal budget, deciding on personal budget, being assessed, resource allocation, support planning, ways of holding a personal budget, obtaining support, the role of carers, management of the personal budget, the role of external organisations and monitoring arrangements.

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