Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/335873
Title:
Day hospital care
Authors:
National Council for the Aged
Citation:
National Council for the Aged, 1982. Day hospital care. Dublin: National Council for the Aged.
Publisher:
National Council for the Aged
Issue Date:
Apr-1982
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/335873
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
In Ireland. as in most developed countries. the number of elderly persons has increased steadily over the past few decades. This is due in part to advances in medicine and to a general improvement in living standards. Between 1926 and 1979 the number of persons aged 60 years and over in the Republic of Irelarid has increased from 376.286 to 499.051.· This represents an, increase of 32.4% compared with an increase of 13,.3% in the ,total population. Over the same period the increase in the population age 75 years and over was 46.6%. An increasing number of elderly persons are living alone. It is against this background that the Council 'is undertaking a comprehensive review of existing services for elderly persons. While many elderly persons will require hospital care a proportion of them may not necessarily require the services available at a hospital on a residential basis. The Council believes that it is important to tailor services to the needs of the elderly and to view their problems as far as possible in the context-,of their home ennvironment. i.e. in a community setting.
Keywords:
OLDER PEOPLE; LIVING CONDITIONS; DAY CARE
Series/Report no.:
Report; No. 1

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNational Council for the Ageden_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-20T10:58:39Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-20T10:58:39Z-
dc.date.issued1982-04-
dc.identifier.citationNational Council for the Aged, 1982. Day hospital care. Dublin: National Council for the Aged.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/335873-
dc.descriptionIn Ireland. as in most developed countries. the number of elderly persons has increased steadily over the past few decades. This is due in part to advances in medicine and to a general improvement in living standards. Between 1926 and 1979 the number of persons aged 60 years and over in the Republic of Irelarid has increased from 376.286 to 499.051.· This represents an, increase of 32.4% compared with an increase of 13,.3% in the ,total population. Over the same period the increase in the population age 75 years and over was 46.6%. An increasing number of elderly persons are living alone. It is against this background that the Council 'is undertaking a comprehensive review of existing services for elderly persons. While many elderly persons will require hospital care a proportion of them may not necessarily require the services available at a hospital on a residential basis. The Council believes that it is important to tailor services to the needs of the elderly and to view their problems as far as possible in the context-,of their home ennvironment. i.e. in a community setting.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNational Council for the Ageden_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesReporten_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNo. 1en_GB
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen_GB
dc.subjectLIVING CONDITIONSen_GB
dc.subjectDAY CAREen_GB
dc.titleDay hospital careen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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