Home from home? Report on boarding out schemes for older people in Ireland.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/338167
Title:
Home from home? Report on boarding out schemes for older people in Ireland.
Authors:
Gilligan, Robbie; Keogh, Susan
Affiliation:
National Council for the Aged.
Citation:
Gilligan, R., Keogh, S., 1985. Home from home? Report on boarding out schemes for older people in Ireland. Dublin: National Council for the Aged.
Publisher:
National Council for the Aged (NCA)
Issue Date:
1985
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/338167
Language:
en
Description:
The National Council for the Aged is happy to present "Home from Home?" a report on boarding out schemes for the elderly in Ireland as a contribution to the debate on the policy for the long-term care of dependent elderly in their own communities. At present, more than a quarter of the elderly in, long-stay institutional care in this country arc there primarily for social reasons. This is an incident both of our care programmes and of our society and there is growing recognition that ways must be found to retain in the community, those dependent elderly who in the past, through lack of adequate community-based services, would have had to have recourse to institutional care. Given the differing circumstances which render elderly people vulnerable to homelessness, a range of options to deal with such circumstances must be available. The boarding out of such elderly in compatible homes is one such option. It represents the possibility of providing long-term care to frail and dependent elderly in their own communities in a form that is acceptable to them and which avoids the trauma of a complete departure from their familiar surroundings and at a cost which compares favourably with other types of care.
Keywords:
OLDER PEOPLE; HOMELESSNESS; HOUSING; COMMUNITY

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGilligan, Robbieen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKeogh, Susanen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-13T12:36:14Z-
dc.date.available2015-01-13T12:36:14Z-
dc.date.issued1985-
dc.identifier.citationGilligan, R., Keogh, S., 1985. Home from home? Report on boarding out schemes for older people in Ireland. Dublin: National Council for the Aged.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/338167-
dc.descriptionThe National Council for the Aged is happy to present "Home from Home?" a report on boarding out schemes for the elderly in Ireland as a contribution to the debate on the policy for the long-term care of dependent elderly in their own communities. At present, more than a quarter of the elderly in, long-stay institutional care in this country arc there primarily for social reasons. This is an incident both of our care programmes and of our society and there is growing recognition that ways must be found to retain in the community, those dependent elderly who in the past, through lack of adequate community-based services, would have had to have recourse to institutional care. Given the differing circumstances which render elderly people vulnerable to homelessness, a range of options to deal with such circumstances must be available. The boarding out of such elderly in compatible homes is one such option. It represents the possibility of providing long-term care to frail and dependent elderly in their own communities in a form that is acceptable to them and which avoids the trauma of a complete departure from their familiar surroundings and at a cost which compares favourably with other types of care.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNational Council for the Aged (NCA)en_GB
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen_GB
dc.subjectHOMELESSNESSen_GB
dc.subjectHOUSINGen_GB
dc.subjectCOMMUNITYen_GB
dc.titleHome from home? Report on boarding out schemes for older people in Ireland.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNational Council for the Aged.en_GB
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