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Home care for older people


Toiviainen, LH, Home care for older people, The Journal of the British Menopause Society, 11, (2) pp. 57-60. ISSN 1362-1807 (2005) [Non Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1258/136218005775544480


Older people receive home care either by choice or because alternative means of care are not available. The reasons for home care have an economic and cultural component; most of it is provided on a voluntary basis, regardless of the culture of the older person. Good home care, however, should not be left entirely to volunteers, but should be supported by the state through legislation and social policies, especially in the area of primary care and health promotion, as should end-of-life care. By these means some of the negative effects of home care on the recipient and the carer can be reduced.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Urban sociology and community studies
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community services
Objective Field:Ageing and older people
UTAS Author:Toiviainen, LH (Dr Leila Toiviainen)
ID Code:38010
Year Published:2005
Deposited By:Philosophy
Deposited On:2005-08-01
Last Modified:2006-05-15

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