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Home from home? Report on boarding out schemes for older people in Ireland.
Gilligan, Robbie; Keogh, Susan
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.
Publication Date:
Type: Other
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Contributor(s): National Council for the Aged.
Institution: Lenus
Publisher(s): National Council for the Aged (NCA)
First Indexed: 2016-04-23 07:03:59 Last Updated: 2017-05-12 07:03:41