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Older People and Community Care in Scotland - A Review of Recent Research

DescriptionThis report presents a review of research literature relating to the range and quality of community care services for older people in Scotland
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Website Publication DateApril 30, 2004

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OLDER PEOPLE AND COMMUNITY CARE IN SCOTLAND - A REVIEW OF RECENT RESEARCH

Charlotte MacDonald

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CONTENTS

SUMMARY
1 INTRODUCTION
Aims and objectives
Policy context
Research context
Scope and structure of the review
2 ASSESSING NEED IN THE COMMUNITY
Older people's perspectives
Carers' perspectives
Minority ethnic groups
Comparing urban and rural community care networks
Summary
3 ASSESSMENT AND CARE MANAGEMENT
Assessment practice
Joint working models
Care management
Hospital discharge
Summary
4 SUPPORT AT HOME
Home care
Intensive domiciliary care
Equipment and adaptations
Housing and support
Telecare
Summary
5 LONG-TERM CARE
Quality in residential and nursing homes
Care home admissions
Summary
6 DEMENTIA CARE
New approaches to dementia research
Communication: hearing the voice of the person with dementia
Choice for people with dual impairments
Dementia care in remote and rural areas
Summary
7 DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS
8 REFERENCES
ANNEX RESOURCES USED

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

This report is available on the Scottish Executive Social Research website only
www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.