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Homes for the Elderly (Regulations) Bill

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Parliament
Publisher:
HMSO
Publication year:
1989
Pagination:
4p.
Place of publication:
London
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Reviewing the case for an Older People's Commissioner in Northern Ireland

Author:
NORTHERN IRELAND. Northern Ireland Assembly. Research and Library Services\
Publisher:
Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland Assembly. Research and Library Services
Publication year:
2010
Pagination:
46p.
Place of publication:
Belfast

In 2007 the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister (OFMDFM) appointed independent consultants to review the case for creating a Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland. The consultants were also to advise on the potential role and remit of a Commissioner. They carried out research and met with age sector organisations, statutory bodies and other stakeholders and delivered a final feasibility report to OFMDFM in May 2008. A key conclusion in the report was that there was a need for a Commissioner for Older People. The report recommended that legislation be introduced to enable a Commissioner to be appointed with a range of functions, powers and duties. OFMDFM consequently drew up policy proposals and draft legislation and carried out pre-consultation with stakeholder organisations and a formal public consultation between October 2009 and January 2010.

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Prescribing for older people in care homes - control, context and culture

Authors:
HUGHES Carmel M., et al
Journal article citation:
Generations Review, 19(3), July 2009, Online only
Publisher:
British Society of Gerontology

Research conducted in the School of Pharmacy at Queen’s in Belfast over the past 12 years has identified and explored a number of influences on prescribing of medications for older people in care homes. These are described as control, context and culture. This article highlights the impact of legislative control on the practice of prescribing medication for older people in care homes, drawing on experience in the United States.

Journal article

Times of transition: elder abuse and neglect in Israel

Authors:
LOWENSTEIN Ariela, DORON Israel
Journal article citation:
Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 20(2), 2008, pp.181-206.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

Israel, like other advanced countries, is ageing but there was no real awareness of elder abuse as a problem until the late 1980s when a joint US-Israeli conference took place in Israel. Research studies followed, but many have been small scale and although more systematic surveys have been conducted in recent years, comprehensive empirical data are still lacking. Intervention developments, largely driven by Eshel (the Association for the Planning and Development of Services for the Aged in Israel) and by relevant ministries, are outlined and legal developments summarised. Future challenges include the need for more research, better multi-disciplinary coordination between agencies with a role in responding to elder abuse, changes to remove paternalism from the legislative framework, the involvement of older people themselves in the debate on abuse, and the provision of proper resources for elder abuse initiatives. (Copies of this article are available from: Haworth Document Delivery Centre, Haworth Press Inc., 10 Alice Street,  Binghamton, NY 13904-1580).

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Independent advocacy

Author:
COUNSEL AND CARE
Publisher:
Counsel and Care
Publication year:
2009
Pagination:
33p.
Place of publication:
London

Independent advocacy is a one-to-one partnership between an independent advocate and an older person who needs support in order to secure or exercise their rights, choices and interests. This factsheet looks at what independent advocacy is, and what it is not, when it may be needed, the importance of the relationship between the Independent Advocate and the older person (advocacy partner), how others (professionals/carers/ family) may respond to advocacy, and how and when to access it.

Book

Care Home closures, the law, it’s practice and the implications

Author:
HOSSACK Yvonne
Publisher:
RAGE National
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
21p.
Place of publication:
Thurrock

Yvonne Hossack says there's a crisis in Britain's care homes. Homes across the country are closing their doors as local authorities transfer ownership to the private sector or put resources into caring for elderly people at home. Local councils say the changes they're making will mean better provision in the future. The government wants more of us to be looked after at home when we get old. But in the short term it often means that elderly people are forced to move.

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Private Retirement Housing and the Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003 (full text)

Authors:
RISK Malcolm, PIDRA Sandra
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive Social research
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
30p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh
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Private Retirement Housing and the Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003 (summary)

Authors:
RISK Malcolm, PIDRA Sandra
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive Social research
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
4p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh
Journal article

Taking a leap forward: adult protective services and the Elder Justice Act

Author:
MIXSON Paula McClain
Journal article citation:
Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 14(2/3), 2002, pp.193-197.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

Outlines factors in the current environment for adult protective services programmes in the USA in spring 2003 and the significance of the Elder Justice Act to them. Notes key strengths and challenges in the bill and warns against relying on legislation alone to address the root causes of elder abuse. (Copies of this article are available from: Haworth Document Delivery Centre, Haworth Press Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904-1580.)

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Better government for older people report

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Executive
Publisher:
The Stationery Office
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
66p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

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