Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559061
Title:
Caring for the elderly at home.
Authors:
O'Connor, Joyce; Murphy, Eileen; National Council for the Elderly
Citation:
O'Connor, Joyce, Murphy, Eileen, National Council for the Elderly. 1994. Caring for the elderly at home. Dublin: National Council for the Elderly.
Publisher:
National Council for the Elderly
Issue Date:
Jan-1994
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559061
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
There is a group of people whose existence until recently has barely been acknowledged by policy-makers and planners. However, in view of the increasing numbers of elderly people, particularly those surviving to a greater old age, and, because of government commitment to the expansion of community care policies, the carers of the elderly living at home can no longer be ignored. There have always been carers, but their numbers are increasing as the numbers of elderly people requiring care increase. For example, in Britain there are now more women caring for elderly or disabled relatives than those caring for children under 16 - scarcely credible, but true. The trend in Ireland is moving in this direction too, as families are getting smaller and the number of elderly people in the population increases.
Keywords:
OLDER PEOPLE; FAMILY SUPPORT; CARER; COMMUNITY CARE; HEALTH POLICY

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Joyceen
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Eileenen
dc.contributor.authorNational Council for the Elderlyen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-06T15:07:52Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-06T15:07:52Zen
dc.date.issued1994-01en
dc.identifier.citationO'Connor, Joyce, Murphy, Eileen, National Council for the Elderly. 1994. Caring for the elderly at home. Dublin: National Council for the Elderly.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559061en
dc.descriptionThere is a group of people whose existence until recently has barely been acknowledged by policy-makers and planners. However, in view of the increasing numbers of elderly people, particularly those surviving to a greater old age, and, because of government commitment to the expansion of community care policies, the carers of the elderly living at home can no longer be ignored. There have always been carers, but their numbers are increasing as the numbers of elderly people requiring care increase. For example, in Britain there are now more women caring for elderly or disabled relatives than those caring for children under 16 - scarcely credible, but true. The trend in Ireland is moving in this direction too, as families are getting smaller and the number of elderly people in the population increases.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNational Council for the Elderlyen
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen
dc.subjectFAMILY SUPPORTen
dc.subjectCARERen
dc.subjectCOMMUNITY CAREen
dc.subjectHEALTH POLICYen
dc.titleCaring for the elderly at home.en
dc.typeReporten
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