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National Council for the Elderly: co-ordinating services for the elderly at local level: swimming against the tide: a report on two pilot projects.
Browne, Michael
Recent publications on services for the elderly in Ireland frequently stress the importance of improved co-ordination in the delivery of these services. However, this is the first study to focus exclusively on coordinating services for the elderly at the local level in this country. The study, which evaluates the experience of two pilot projects, has its origins in the recommendations of National Council companion reports published in 1985. They were Housing of the Elderly in Ireland and Institutional Care of the Elderly in Ireland. Good housing is central to the provision of good quality care in the community. Many elderly people are vulnerable to ill health andlor institutional referral as a result of poor housing conditions. Hence, coordination between health boards, local authorities and voluntary bodies is a necessary component of community care.
Keyword(s): RESIDENTIAL CARE; OLDER PEOPLE; HEALTH BOARD; HEALTH SERVICE AND THEIR MANAGEMENT
Publication Date:
1992
Type: Report
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Lenus
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