Elderly People: Choice, Participation and Satisfaction

summary:

  How much choice do elderly people have in the community care services they   receive? How much say do they have in decisions about how, when and where   the services are delivered and who provides them? And how satisfied are they   with the result? This book examines these and other key questions by looking   at the views and experience of 200 elderly people over 75, half of whom were   living in the community and half of whom had recently entered residential   care.

                            Introduction
                            Elderly people in the community: informal care
                            Elderly people in the community: formal care
                            Choice and participation in the package of care
                            At the margin of residential care
                            Elderly people in residential care: informal care
                            Elderly people in residential care: formal care
                            The move into residential care
                            Living in a residential home
                            The social work task in the community
                            Getting into the system: the professional view
                            Residential care: the professional view
                            Views on the future of social work with elderly people
                            Discussion of findings
                            Policy implications of key findings
                            References
                            Appendix 1 Areas of study
                            Appendix 2 Sampling and methods
                         

 

Allen, I., Hogg, D. Peace, S. (1992) Elderly People: Choice, Participation and Satisfaction, Policy Studies Institute, London.

ISBN: 0853745102