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Safeguarding and domestic abuse: an intersection for future policy and practice development

Authors:
McGARRY Julie, et al
Journal article citation:
Journal of Care Services Management, 6(4), 2012, pp.156-160.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis

There has been a growing recognition that domestic abuse among older people has historically been largely ‘subsumed’ under the umbrella of elder abuse and that older people have been largely excluded from the discourse surrounding domestic abuse. Domestic abuse in later life can be inherently complex especially where the boundaries of domestic abuse and vulnerability may be blurred. Moreover, to date there is a paucity of available literature that has attempted to explore some of the more complex aspects of domestic abuse or IPV among older populations. This article utilises the findings of one serous case review to illuminate both the complexities for current services and the deficit that this presents in service provision. This highlights a clear gap in current knowledge and strongly indicates a requirement for further research and development in this field of service delivery. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Pretty vacant: vacancy chains and extra care housing: stimulating local housing markets

Authors:
DAVIES Ken, CRAIG Louise
Publisher:
Housing Learning and Improvement Network
Publication year:
2011
Pagination:
21p.
Place of publication:
London

This factsheet considers how the development of extra care housing can have a strategic impact on the better functioning of local housing markets by creating additional mobility within the market. The concept behind this approach is known as ‘vacancy chains’. In this factsheet, the vacancy chain concept is used to offer an insight into the role of extra care accommodation in freeing family homes, and in doing so, increasing flows within the wider housing market and ensuring more appropriate use of under-occupied accommodation. Descriptions are provided of a number of case studies across the country that have been successful in encouraging older households to move out of their current homes and thus releasing family homes back into the housing market. These case studies cover: a scheme commissioned specifically to free housing; a rural development; all rented extra care housing; a large scale development; a private sector development; and an urban development.

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Can't live at home, can't live in care

Author:
-
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 9.7.09, 2009, pp.26-27.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The family of a women of 84 are at a loss at what to do when, despite her strong desire to live at home, it becomes clear she is unable to live independently and inadequate care is provided. Two professionals give their opinions of how to progress the case and the family's point of view is also outlined.

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Challenges, benefits and weaknesses of intermediate care: results from five UK case study sites

Authors:
REGEN Emma, et al
Journal article citation:
Health and Social Care in the Community, 16(6), December 2008, pp.629-637.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

The authors explore the views of practitioners and managers on the implementation of intermediate care for elderly people across England, including their perceptions of the challenges involved in its implementation, and their assessment of the main benefits and weaknesses of provision. Qualitative data were collected in five case study sites (English primary care trusts) via semi structured interviews (n = 61) and focus group discussions (n = 21) during 2003 to 2004. Interviewees included senior managers, intermediate care service managers, clinicians and health and social care staff involved in the delivery of intermediate care. The data were analysed thematically using an approach based on the 'framework' method. Workforce and funding shortages, poor joint working between health and social care agencies and lack of support/involvement on the part of the medical profession were identified as the main challenges to developing intermediate care. The perceived benefits of intermediate care for service-users included flexibility, patient centeredness and the promotion of independence. The 'home-like' environment in which services were delivered was contrasted favourably with hospitals. Multidisciplinary team working and opportunities for role flexibility were identified as key benefits by staff. Insufficient capacity, problems of access and awareness at the interface between intermediate care and 'mainstream' services combined with poor co-ordination between intermediate care services emerged as the main weaknesses in current provision. Despite reported benefits for service-users and staff, the study indicates that intermediate care does not appear to be achieving its full potential for alleviating pressure within health and social care systems. The strengthening of capacity and workforce, improvements to whole systems working and the promotion of intermediate care among doctors and other referrers were identified as key future priorities.

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Worth fighting for: ten stories of ageism

Author:
HELP THE AGED
Publisher:
Help the Aged
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
12p.
Place of publication:
London

Thanks to recent legislation, age discrimination in the workplace is high on the agenda. But how does age discrimination impact on other aspects of older people's lives? Research on Age Discrimination (RoAD) talked to older people across the UK about everything from shopping to sexuality and hospitals to hairdressing to find out how others see them – and how they see themselves. Worth Fighting For: ten stories of ageism contains brief case studies that vividly illustrate why age discrimination in goods and services should be outlawed.

Journal article

Palliative care of older people

Author:
BLACK Joanna
Journal article citation:
Working with Older People, 11(3), September 2007, pp.21-23.
Publisher:
Emerald

The author describes two contrasting accounts of patients experiences of palliative care at an older age.

Journal article

The role of assistive technology in achieving dignity, equality and respect

Author:
FAIFE Dyllis
Journal article citation:
Working with Older People, 11(2), June 2007, pp.20-23.
Publisher:
Emerald

The author looks at how assistive technology can promote and maintain a person's dignity and respect if handled correctly. She draws on her experience of developing a telecare service in Norfolk social services. The article includes three short case studies.

Journal article

Take extra-care

Authors:
SUMMERS Jo, GRAINGER Joanne
Journal article citation:
Connect, 27, Spring 2007, pp.17-18.
Publisher:
Homeless Link

The authors give two views on how extra-care housing can be a successful option for older homeless people. The article also includes a short case study.

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No wonder she's down

Author:
-
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 18.01.07, 2007, pp.36-37.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

This case study reports on the case of an older woman who has lot two husbands and a daughter in just two years. The practice panel looks at how services could help her to cope with her depression.

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Art therapy with elderly people

Author:
BYERS Angela
Journal article citation:
Generations Review, 14(2), April 2004, pp.22-23.
Publisher:
British Society of Gerontology

A brief article looking at how art therapy can be used with elderly people. The article also cites 3 brief case studies.

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