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Nursing homes : policy issues
The looming explosion in social care poses formidable challenges for policy makers in the gerontological arena. Policies, programs and services that reflect the interests of our older population, families of older people, ...
Normalisation: the new orthodoxy in human services?
Provision of services and accommodation for elderly people is a controversial and value-laden activity - something which has caused providers, researchers, policy makers, and elderly people themselves considerable anguish. ...
Pets and the elderly
Research around the world has shown the value of pets for older people. A pet is a friend to whom the loneliest person, practically incapable of communication with fellow humans can talk and express affection. People who ...
Aged care - current challenges
100 years ago life expectancy at birth was 47 years for males and 51 years for females. Today it is around 70 for males and 77 for females. In some circles this increase in life expectancy is seen as a calamity for ...
The Dimensions of ageing
We have greater life expectancy at birth and at all advanced ages, substantial drops in age specific mortality rates at higher ages, high rates of chronicity, a surplus of women at higher age groups, most of whom have no ...