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Book

The needs of the elderly in Bexley, vol.I

Author:
BEXLEY. Social Services Department
Publisher:
Bexley. Social Services Department
Publication year:
1983
Pagination:
47p., tables.
Place of publication:
Bexleyheath
Book

The needs of the elderly in Bexley, vol.II: detailed results and methodology

Author:
BEXLEY. Social Services Department
Publisher:
Bexley. Social Services Department
Publication year:
1983
Pagination:
75p., tables.
Place of publication:
Bexleyheath
Book

The measurement of need in old people

Authors:
ISSAACS Bernard, NEVILLE Yvonne
Publisher:
Great Britain. Scottish Home and Health Department
Publication year:
1975
Pagination:
168p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh
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Diversity in older age: older refugees and asylum seekers

Author:
CENTRE FOR POLICY ON AGEING
Publisher:
Centre for Policy on Ageing
Publication year:
2016
Pagination:
9
Place of publication:
London

This review summarises findings from selected literature and statistics on older refugees and asylum seekers. It is one of a series of rapid reviews commissioned by Age UK into the diversity that exists in the older population and the inequalities faced by specific groups of older people. It provides a demographic overview of the number of older refugees and asylum seekers in Europe and the UK and highlights some of their specific needs. Issues facing older refugees and asylum seekers include low income, language barriers, the risk of loneliness and a lack of social networks, and often a loss of social status. (Edited publisher abstract)

Journal article

Social and custodial needs of older adults in prison

Authors:
HAYES Adrian J., et al
Journal article citation:
Age and Ageing, 42(5), 2013, pp.589-593.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

Background: Older prisoners are a fast-growing group but there is limited evidence for how well their needs are being met. Objectives: To quantify the social and custodial needs of older prisoners and suggest improvements for service provision. Design: cross-sectional study. Setting: twelve prisons holding adult males in North West England. Subjects: Two hundred and sixty-two prisoners; 97 aged between 50 and 59, 165 aged 60 and over. Methods: interview and case-note review for issues of social and custodial need and quality of life in prison, including Forensic Camberwell Assessment of Need and Lubben Scale for social networks. Results: Many had problems mixing with younger prisoners, accommodation and activities, and limited contact with friends and family. A small group had personal care needs which were not well managed in prison. Conclusion: Older prisoners have distinct social and custodial needs which need to be addressed by a national strategy for their care and management. (Publisher abstract)

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Care and support briefing

Author:
AGE UK
Publisher:
Age UK
Publication year:
2010
Pagination:
5p.
Place of publication:
London

This briefing provides a useful overview on older carers and the care of older people. It describes the prevalence and experience of older carers, looks at the care needs of older people, and explores the provision of home and residential care to the older population. The final paragraphs look at adults perceptions of care and support in old age. Useful figures are included.

Journal article

Caring for older people with dementia and sight loss

Author:
LAWRENCE Vanessa
Journal article citation:
Nursing and Residential Care, 13(4), April 2011, pp.186-188.
Publisher:
MA Healthcare Ltd.
Place of publication:
London

A series of interviews were carried out with 17 older people with sight loss and dementia, 17 family carers and 18 care professionals who worked with them. The study aimed to discover the impact of sight loss and dementia, identify needs and make recommendations for supporting older people across care settings. A summary of the findings and recommendations for practice are presented.

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Better palliative care for older people

Editors:
DAVIES Elizabeth, (eds.)
Publisher:
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
40p.
Place of publication:
Copenhagen

Most deaths in European and other developed countries occur in people aged over 65; as life expectancy increases the number of people living to older ages is also increasing in many countries. In the context of the resulting growing public health importance of palliative care, this booklet aims to present evidence for policies for palliative care for older people, arguments for integrating palliative care across health services and promoting better care towards the end of life, and models for effective care solutions. It describes the implications of population ageing for palliative care needs and why these are a public health priority, the needs and rights of older people and their families, and underassessment and treatment of older peoples' problems and their lack of access to palliative care. It summarises evidence for effective care solutions, including better pain relief, communication and organisation of services such as home care and specialist services. It also discusses the key challenges for health policy and decision makers in government and non-governmental sectors, and provides recommendations to improve care and provide security and dignity for older people towards the end of life. It expresses a European viewpoint. A separate companion booklet, Palliative care - the solid facts, considers why palliative care is a public health issue.

Journal article

Developing brokered community transportation for seniors and people with disabilities

Authors:
MARX Jerry, et al
Journal article citation:
Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 53(5), July 2010, pp.449-466.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

The Alliance for Community Transportation (ACT) is a coalition of health and human services agencies, municipalities, transport providers and consumers in New Hampshire, USA which aims to increase access to transportation for through improving coordination of transportation resources. A team of faculty and graduate students from the social work department of the University of New Hampshire collaborated with ACT to investigate the transportation needs of citizens aged 60 years and over in the region. 641 people completed survey questionnaires about current transportation usage and need, and transportation preferences and system design. The information obtained indicated that survey respondents experienced problems reliably meeting their daily living needs due to inconsistent or unavailable private and public transportation options, and the majority of respondents reported that they expect that they would use a brokered transportation service.

Journal article

Positive approaches to the fourth age

Authors:
BANO Ben, BENBOW Susan Mary
Journal article citation:
Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, 11(2), June 2010, pp.29-34.
Publisher:
Emerald

In this paper, the authors reflect on the outcomes of From the Cradle to Beyond the Grave, a multi-faith conference on the theme of positive approaches to the fourth age held in 2008, discussing participants views' on what makes life worth living at different stages and the spiritual needs in the fourth age. The article looks at transcendence and spiritual needs, and needs and roles in the context of Maslow's hierarchy of needs and the social role inventory, a tool that develops a profile of the roles a person is performing or might perform. The authors conclude that there is a developing consensus that services need to understand and meet the spiritual and transcendence needs of older people in the fourth age, and that the developing focus on social inclusion needs to ensure that people in the fourth age are considered and involved in national and local initiatives.

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