G. Aleksich and others
Caring Times. July/Aug. 2005, p.26-29
Article presents a roundtable discussion by professionals in the field of issues surrounding assisted living schemes for older people such as retirement villages and extracare housing. Discussion covers experience of assisted living schemes in the USA, Australia and New Zealand, difficulties with obtaining planning permission for schemes in the UK, funding, and unresolved regulatory issues.
J. Robinson and P. Banks
King's Fund, 2005
Study found that older people and their carers in London were experiencing:
The inquiry concluded that at the root of these problems was a complex care system that relied on a mixture of market forces and government policy to deliver the right quality and quantity of services. Many older people are vulnerable consumers in this market as they often lack knowledge of what is available, opportunities to influence the quality of care on offer to them, and money to purchase what they need.
Community Care, July 7th-13th 2005, p.14-15
A recent report by the King's Fund think tank has revealed serious deficiencies in social care services for older people in London. With money in social services budgets being diverted to child and family support, funding for improvements may not exist.
Working with Older People, vol.9, no.2, 2005, p.22-25
Describes how older people in sheltered housing can be trained to communicate effectively using the Internet.
Working with Older People, vol.9, no.2, 2005, p.30-32
Fred Tibble Court in Barking is a specially commissioned extracare estate for people with dementia. Article explains how the design, interior decoration and layout, combined with the estate's other extensive facilities and activities, help promote independence for residents.
Caring Times, July/Aug. 2005, p.30
Proposes a new system for assessing whether or not older people in residential care should qualify for state funding based on income from pensions, investments and a nominal return on the value of their property. This would replace the present assessment system based on savings.
Working with Older People, vol.9, no.2, 2005, p.26-29
Presents a case study of a project in Staffordshire which used assistive technology to enable frail older people to remain independent and living in their own homes.