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Book

Intermediate care of older people

Editors:
WADE Sian, (ed.)
Publisher:
Whurr
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
34p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

This book explores what is understood by the concept of intermediate care in four parts: the concept and context; understanding ageing and the older person in society and in health care; planning, developing, monitoring and evaluating new services; and delivering care and preparing staff for delivery.

Journal article

Old and young in Japan

Author:
DIX Jacqueline
Journal article citation:
Working with Older People, 8(4), December 2004, pp.33-34.
Publisher:
Emerald

Reports on experiences of intergenerational work in Japan, concluding it is developing around positive ageing. The World Health Organization says Japan has the fittest and healthiest older population. Describes the Wonderful Ageing Club, which encourages and supports older people in social activities.

Journal article

In search of the forgotten older people of Africa

Author:
TONGE Constance
Journal article citation:
Journal of Dementia Care, 12(6), November 2004, pp.18-19.
Publisher:
Hawker

Reports on the Pangolin Project which plans to bring some help and support to older people with dementia and their carers in Tanzania, where virtually no services. exist.

Journal article

Consuming care and social services: comparisons between Swedish-born older people and older people born outside Sweden

Authors:
ALBERTSSON Marie, et al
Journal article citation:
Practice: Social Work in Action, 16(2), June 2004, pp.99-110.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis

Compared consumption of public care and social service in Vaxjo municipality among people aged 55 and over born outside Sweden and a corresponding group of Swedish-born older people. Results showed significant differences: less use of mobility allowances, meals-on-wheels and safety alarms among people born outside Sweden, and a higher number of sole relatives as caregivers. Those born outside Sweden who did receive domestic assistance and personal care services also received more extensive help (more that 14 hours a week). The majority (57.6%) were aged 65-79; only 32.3% were 80 plus. Further study is needed to find explanations for these differences at the level of structure, organisation and actors.

Journal article

Living arrangements among older people: an overview of trends in Europe and the USA

Authors:
TOMASSINI Cecilia, et al
Journal article citation:
Population Trends, 115, 2004, pp.24-34.
Publisher:
Office for National Statistics

Compares the trends in living arrangements of older people in several European countries and the USA. Trends in cross-country variability in several factors that could account for these cross-national differences, including marital status, fertility, labour force participation and attitudes are also examined. In most countries the proportion of older people living alone increased substantially between 1970 and 1990. However the increase in living alone stabilised or even declined between 1990 and 2000 in most of the countries analysed indicating a possible reversal of the trend. Increases in proportions of married older women and reductions in the proportions childless may partially explain this. Considerable variability in both trends and levels of older people's living arrangements was seen especially between north-western and southern European countries. These variations mirrored contrasts in attitudes towards residential care and patient-child co-residence between the countries.

Journal article

Time to convalesce

Author:
ORELLANA Katharine
Journal article citation:
Working with Older People, 8(2), June 2004, pp.22-25.
Publisher:
Emerald

Discusses convalescence needs of older people and the importance of services. Argues that convalescence should b built into mandatory provision by making two streams of intermediate care available: one that is treatment focused and a second that is rest focused.

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AGEnda: information for Older People

Authors:
AGE CONCERN SCOTLAND, SCOTLAND. Scottish Executive
Publisher:
Scottish Executive Older People's Unit
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
16p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

A magazine with information for older people. In this issue: 'listening and involving'; 'older people and the arts'; 'useful information from age concern'; 'safe and secure'; 'good health'; and 'money matters.

Journal article

Care Direct Devon: outcomes and future plans

Author:
SEARLE Paul
Journal article citation:
Journal of Integrated Care, 12(2), April 2004, pp.42-47.
Publisher:
Emerald

Devon County Council was one of the pilot sites for the Government's Care Direct initiative, a multi-agency partnership initiative for joined-up information and help for older people. This article describes how the service has developed, the outcomes achieved and future plans.

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Review of the early implementation of the Resource Use Measure (RUM) (full text)

Author:
CRAIGFORTH CONSULTANTS
Publisher:
The Stationery Office
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
52p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

This study was commissioned to consider the early implementation of the Resource Use Measure (RUM), to identify emerging issues and how the early implementation sites had responded. The RUM was originally intended as a tool for determining entitlement to free nursing care, promoting fare access and equitable distribution of resources for older people. It is now used to measure the relative need of older people over 65 years including those with mental health problems and dimentia and/or associated behaviour.

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Older people in Scotland: results from the Scottish Household Survey 1999-2000 (summary)

Authors:
MACDONALD Charlotte, RAAB Gillian
Publisher:
The Stationery Office
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
6p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

The Scottish Executive aims to promote active ageing and to support continued independence in later life. This analysis of Scottish Household Survey (SHS) data is designed to inform that strategy and highlight trends in social and demographic characteristics.

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