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Developing an empirical profile for elder abuse research in Canada

Authors:
WALSH Christine A., YON Yongjie
Journal article citation:
Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 24(2), April 2012, pp.104-119.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

In the context of the ageing population of Canada and associated caregiving demands, this article aims to provide a review of existing literature and to identify recommendations and directions for future elder abuse research. It covers definitions of elder abuse, Canadian resources on elder abuse, prevalence rates of elder abuse in Canada, risk and protective factors, characteristics of individuals experiencing abuse and of perpetrators, and environmental factors. The authors identify significant gaps in the knowledge base that affect the development of effective programming and policies, concluding that an accurate picture of the extent and nature of elder abuse in Canada is unavailable. They include recommendations for research directions to support elder abuse policy work.

Journal article

Lessons from the Arkansas cash and counseling program: how the experiences of diverse older consumers and their caregivers address family policy concerns

Authors:
SAN ANTONIO Patricia, et al
Journal article citation:
Journal of Aging and Social Policy, 22(1), January 2010, pp.1-17.
Publisher:
Routledge
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

The Cash and Counseling Demonstration and Evaluation (CCDE) program was a trial of an unfettered consumer directed service offering Medicaid recipients in three states a cash allowance and information services in lieu of agency delivered care. Based on this experience the concerns of policy makers were drawn together into four family policy questions often asked about consumer-directed services and examining issues such as quality, suitability, and fraud and abuse. The data reported are drawn from in-home interviews with 19 adults with diverse disabilities over 50 years of age and their care unit members who participated in IndependentChoices, the Arkansas implementation of CCDE. Building on other CCDE evaluation survey data, this analysis discusses recipient and care givers’ experiences of receiving, giving, and managing care. It demonstrates how the program allows consumers choice, so that they receive the services they want, but at the same time the programme’s flexibility allows policy makers to safeguard both consumers and programme resources through the use of representatives, state consultants, and fiscal intermediaries. The authors conclude that overall the experience with Arkansas CCDE has been quite positive and that it might act as a model to help address the needs of both consumers with diverse disabilities and policy makers in other states.

Book

The age agenda 2008: public policy and older people

Author:
AGE CONCERN ENGLAND
Publisher:
Age Concern England
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
128p.
Place of publication:
London

The fifth edition of this annual policy report provides an overview of public policy and older people.  It outlines significant policy developments and trends during 2007 and looks ahead to likely developments in 2008.

Journal

Ageing Horizons

Publisher:
Oxford Institute of Ageing
Place of publication:
Oxford

Ageing Horizons covers analysis and research on policy in an ageing society.  It is a thematic resource for abstracts, news, commentary, and debate on the policy issues that are likely to arise in the medium term as a result of population ageing. Each issue deals with various aspects of a single theme that is of central importance to policy making in this area.  This title is an online only, open access journal. The journal is indexed and abstracted selectively on Social Care Online.

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Housing issues for older people in rural areas

Authors:
BEVAN Mark, CROUCHER Karen
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Government Social Research
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
26p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

This paper or ‘think-piece’ has been commissioned by the Scottish Executive Development Department. Its aim is to offer expert reflections on the policy actions that might be inferred from the evidence base on older people’s housing and support needs in rural Scotland. Topics covered included: types of tenure and household size for older people in rural areas, housing and support service aspirations of older people in rural areas, information needs of older people in rural areas, relative cost of providing housing services for older people in rural areas, exploration of the barriers to delivering services for older people in rural areas, consideration of any potentially useful alternative approaches to service delivery that have been put in place, and consideration of the different ‘ruralities’ in Scotland. Suggestions for policy and practice for consideration by the Scottish Executive are outlined.

Journal article

Connecting though campaigning

Author:
KITCHEN Gary
Journal article citation:
Working with Older People, 9(4), December 2005, pp.31-34.
Publisher:
Emerald

The author describes his work with the Age Concern Campaigns Partnership in Lancashire, which was established in March 2005 to raise awareness of issues affecting older people. The Campaign Partnership has found that its work can help enable charities to influence public policy and public opinion so that all older people may benefit.

Journal article

A sea of change in the teacup!

Author:
JONES Ray
Journal article citation:
Journal of Integrated Care, 13(4), August 2005, pp.2-5.
Publisher:
Emerald

Considers five reports produced by the Government, which focus on disabled and older people, and which stretch across a wide continuum of perspectives and policy.

Book

The age agenda 2005: public policy and older people

Author:
AGE CONCERN
Publisher:
Age Concern
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
103p.
Place of publication:
London

Age Agenda is Age Concern England's annual report on ageing and older people.  It outlines significant policy developments and trends over the last year, and looks ahead to likely developments in the next.

Book

RNIB Cymru's response to: Health Promotion Action Plan for Older People in Wales

Author:
Royal National Institute for the Blind. Cymru
Publisher:
Royal National Institute for the Blind
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
6p.
Place of publication:
Cardiff

The plan provides guidance for use at local level on key evidence based health promotion interventions with older people in Wales. This response deals with problems of sight impairments.

Book

The NHS and long-term care: time for a new deal?

Editor:
ROBINSON Janice
Publisher:
King's Fund
Publication year:
1995
Pagination:
12p.
Place of publication:
London

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