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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/244171
Title:
Care of the aged report April 1980
Authors:
Eastern Health Board (EHB)
Publisher:
Eastern Health Board (EHB)
Issue Date:
Apr-1980
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/244171
Item Type:
Software
Language:
en
Description:
Primary aim is to enable old persons to live at home as long as possible. 2. Provide 30 bed geriatric/assessment/rehabilitation unit at Mater Hospital. 3. Provide 100 bed geriatric assessment/rehabilitation and long stay unit at Naas and in the meantime try to find extra long stay beds for Area B. 4. Develop geriatric unit at St. Columcil1e's and immediately provide 25-30 bed assessment/rehabilitation unit there. 5. Proyide 30 bed assessment/rehabilitation unit at St. Michael's Hospital. 6. Seek rehabilitation beds for Area C in voluntary hospitals. 7. Provide full back-up staff to each consultant geriatrician. 8. Increase Board's contribution towards maintenance costs in private nursing homes. 9. Plan early provision of extended care beds at Blessington and 100 at St.Clare's 10. Abandoned older hospitals would in general be unsuitable for conversion to care of the elderly. 11. Special examination of nursing complements and recruitment process in relation to centres for care of the aged. 12. Immediate introduction of geriatric training in nurse-training curriculum and introduction of post-graduate nurse training. 13. Nurse/patient ratio in extended care units for elderly should be 1/1.25 14. Provide three 40 bed welfare homes per year over next five years. 15. Form joint committee with each housing authority to work out a review respective contributions to meeting housing needs of the elderly. 16. Special efforts to foster housing schemes for elderly by voluntary agencies. 17. Improvement grants for houses to be increased and made more easily available for elderly. 18. Increased funds for housing of elderly should be by way of special allocation and not at the expense of ordinary housing allocation. 19. Immediate provision of two "Day Hospitals" with adequate staff and transport service 20. Proceed urgently with arrangements to encourage development of Day centres. Clubs for the elderly throughout the Board's area, with adequate transport. 21. Increase numbers of meals provided for elderly. 22. Encourage development of home help service. 23. Review arrangements for Old Age Pension Scheme to allow elderly people up to £5O per week, so that they can make their own arrangements for home help. 24. Appoint extra Medical officers to each Community care Team, provide extra public health nurses, social workers ,physiotherapists and occupational therapists. 25. Provide for boarding out of elderly persons with private families. 26. Simplify free fuel scheme and increase value of voucher to £5 per week and maintain it at that level of value. 27.Survey the conditions of the aged population to establish the full span of need; provide sufficient resources for the survey. 28.An integrated system be set up, operating at national and local levels, to be responsible for all aspects of care of the aged; a special programme to be formed for the purpose within the Board's administrative system. 29.Intensive campaign of public education by Health Education Board.
Keywords:
OLDER PEOPLE; HEALTH CARE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorEastern Health Board (EHB)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-16T17:56:39Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-16T17:56:39Z-
dc.date.issued1980-04-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/244171-
dc.descriptionPrimary aim is to enable old persons to live at home as long as possible. 2. Provide 30 bed geriatric/assessment/rehabilitation unit at Mater Hospital. 3. Provide 100 bed geriatric assessment/rehabilitation and long stay unit at Naas and in the meantime try to find extra long stay beds for Area B. 4. Develop geriatric unit at St. Columcil1e's and immediately provide 25-30 bed assessment/rehabilitation unit there. 5. Proyide 30 bed assessment/rehabilitation unit at St. Michael's Hospital. 6. Seek rehabilitation beds for Area C in voluntary hospitals. 7. Provide full back-up staff to each consultant geriatrician. 8. Increase Board's contribution towards maintenance costs in private nursing homes. 9. Plan early provision of extended care beds at Blessington and 100 at St.Clare's 10. Abandoned older hospitals would in general be unsuitable for conversion to care of the elderly. 11. Special examination of nursing complements and recruitment process in relation to centres for care of the aged. 12. Immediate introduction of geriatric training in nurse-training curriculum and introduction of post-graduate nurse training. 13. Nurse/patient ratio in extended care units for elderly should be 1/1.25 14. Provide three 40 bed welfare homes per year over next five years. 15. Form joint committee with each housing authority to work out a review respective contributions to meeting housing needs of the elderly. 16. Special efforts to foster housing schemes for elderly by voluntary agencies. 17. Improvement grants for houses to be increased and made more easily available for elderly. 18. Increased funds for housing of elderly should be by way of special allocation and not at the expense of ordinary housing allocation. 19. Immediate provision of two "Day Hospitals" with adequate staff and transport service 20. Proceed urgently with arrangements to encourage development of Day centres. Clubs for the elderly throughout the Board's area, with adequate transport. 21. Increase numbers of meals provided for elderly. 22. Encourage development of home help service. 23. Review arrangements for Old Age Pension Scheme to allow elderly people up to £5O per week, so that they can make their own arrangements for home help. 24. Appoint extra Medical officers to each Community care Team, provide extra public health nurses, social workers ,physiotherapists and occupational therapists. 25. Provide for boarding out of elderly persons with private families. 26. Simplify free fuel scheme and increase value of voucher to £5 per week and maintain it at that level of value. 27.Survey the conditions of the aged population to establish the full span of need; provide sufficient resources for the survey. 28.An integrated system be set up, operating at national and local levels, to be responsible for all aspects of care of the aged; a special programme to be formed for the purpose within the Board's administrative system. 29.Intensive campaign of public education by Health Education Board.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEastern Health Board (EHB)en_GB
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH CAREen_GB
dc.titleCare of the aged report April 1980en_GB
dc.typeSoftwareen
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