Caring for the elderly: Part 2: the caring process: a study of carers in the home.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559458
Title:
Caring for the elderly: Part 2: the caring process: a study of carers in the home.
Authors:
O'Connor, Joyce; Ruddle, Helen; O'Gallagher, Marie; Murphy, Eileen
Citation:
O'Connor, Joyce, Ruddle, Helen, O'Gallagher, Marie, Murphy, Eileen. 1988. Caring for the elderly: Part 2: the caring process: a study of carers in the home. Dublin: Stationery Office.
Publisher:
National Council for the Aged (NCA)
Issue Date:
1988
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559458
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
This study, The Caring Process: A Study of Carers in the Home is Part 2 of a research programme, (Caring for the Elderly), on family carers of elderly people in the Republic of Ireland which was initiated by the National CounciHor the Aged in 1985. Part I of the programme, A Study of Carers at Home and in the Community, was published in June 1988. It provided a profile of. carers and the database for this study of the process of caring for elderly people within households. It found that there are 66,000 elderly people receiving a significant amount of care at home from a relative, which is more than three and,a half times the number of elderly people in institutional care. It identified the nature and extent of the care required of families and relatives of those elderly people who continue to live at home, in their own, communities, rather than in an institutional environment. This second volume of the study examines the caring process and focuses primarily on the family carers of elderly people living at home rather than on the recipients. of care themselves. The study shows clearly that family carers are the unrecognised backbone of community care - inadequately supported by State and other agencies in the task they have undertaken with such dedication and very often carrying out the task at great personal sacrifice. Without the commitment and dedication of the family carers the demands on the State for institutional care of the elderly would be very much higher.
Keywords:
CARER; OLDER PEOPLE; RESEARCH; COMMUNITY CARE
Series/Report no.:
Report No; 19

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Joyceen
dc.contributor.authorRuddle, Helenen
dc.contributor.authorO'Gallagher, Marieen
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Eileenen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-10T09:34:42Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-10T09:34:42Zen
dc.date.issued1988en
dc.identifier.citationO'Connor, Joyce, Ruddle, Helen, O'Gallagher, Marie, Murphy, Eileen. 1988. Caring for the elderly: Part 2: the caring process: a study of carers in the home. Dublin: Stationery Office.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559458en
dc.descriptionThis study, The Caring Process: A Study of Carers in the Home is Part 2 of a research programme, (Caring for the Elderly), on family carers of elderly people in the Republic of Ireland which was initiated by the National CounciHor the Aged in 1985. Part I of the programme, A Study of Carers at Home and in the Community, was published in June 1988. It provided a profile of. carers and the database for this study of the process of caring for elderly people within households. It found that there are 66,000 elderly people receiving a significant amount of care at home from a relative, which is more than three and,a half times the number of elderly people in institutional care. It identified the nature and extent of the care required of families and relatives of those elderly people who continue to live at home, in their own, communities, rather than in an institutional environment. This second volume of the study examines the caring process and focuses primarily on the family carers of elderly people living at home rather than on the recipients. of care themselves. The study shows clearly that family carers are the unrecognised backbone of community care - inadequately supported by State and other agencies in the task they have undertaken with such dedication and very often carrying out the task at great personal sacrifice. Without the commitment and dedication of the family carers the demands on the State for institutional care of the elderly would be very much higher.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNational Council for the Aged (NCA)en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesReport Noen
dc.relation.ispartofseries19en
dc.subjectCARERen
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen
dc.subjectRESEARCHen
dc.subjectCOMMUNITY CAREen
dc.titleCaring for the elderly: Part 2: the caring process: a study of carers in the home.en
dc.typeReporten
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