A selection of articles on the topic of Older Adults & Consumer Directed Care
Australian home care work: an integrative review – D Palesy, S Jakimowicz, C Saunders… – Home health care …, 2018 — The home care sector comprises one of Australia’s fastest growing workforces, yet few papers capture the overall landscape of Australian home care. This integrative review investigates home care work with the aim of better understanding care recipients and their needs, funding, and regulation; care worker skills, tasks, demographics, employment conditions, and training needs. (Taylor & Francis 2011, June 28).
Developments in Services for Elderly People: Managing the Changes / Kit Hall, C Jones – Management, Social Work and Change, 2018 – Chapter 3 — … the numbers of older people, particularly the more vulnerable group of those over 80 years old …instances it was the domiciliary officers who identified gaps in service provision for older people in … indicated above, this shift in policy was both an attempt to treat elderly people with …
Emancipatory social work with older people: challenging students to overcome the limitations of ageism and institutional oppression / R Phillips – Social Work and Policy Studies …, 2018 openjournals.library.sydney.edu.au — Based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) predictions, it is expected that 20 per cent of the Australian population will be over 65 years old by 2034 (McDonald, 2016: 65). This means that work with older people will continue to be an enormous area of growth for everyone working in human services or social policy development. [open access]
Helping Carers Care: An Exploratory Study of Factors Impacting Informal Family Carers and Their Use of Aged Care Services / A Heath, LB Carey, S Chong – Journal of Religion and Health, 2018 – Springer … R38] — This exploratory study considered the role of informal carers and their decision-making regarding various aged care services that supposedly support their ageing relatives. Consideration was given to the stressors and overall well-being of informal carers and the support services they did or did not receive during their time of caregiving.
Introducing consumer directed care in residential care settings for older people in Australia: views of a citizens’ jury / K Laver, E Gnanamanickam, et al. Journal of Health Services [SAGE First published online March 9, 2018] — Health services worldwide are increasingly adopting consumer directed care approaches. Traditionally, consumer directed care models have been implemented in home care services and there is little guidance as to how to implement them in residential care. This study used a citizens’ jury to elicit views of members of the public regarding consumer directed care in residential care.
SOURCE: OLDER Adults & Consumer Directed Care – A selection of articles from a variety of sources – January-May 2018
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