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A review of the contribution of housing to policies for the frail elderly
Author(s)Anthea Tinker
Journal titleInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, vol 2, no 1, Jan-Mar 1987
Pagespp 3-17
KeywordsHousing [elderly] ; Independence ; Social policy.
AnnotationThe expected growth in numbers of very elderly people, some of whom will be frail, in the United Kingdom and elsewhere may lead to a reappraisal of policies. It is argued that housing has a crucial role to play. Research evidence is presented that most elderly people wish to remain in homes of their own and ways in which this can be achieved are discussed. For those who wish, or have, to move, a number of options are outlined. These include ordinary small housing, living with a family, granny annexes, sheltered housing, extra care housing, continuing care communities and residential care. If elderly people are to live in an appropriate setting all professional groups need to cooperate. (KJ).
Accession NumberCPA-930809057
ClassmarkKE: C3: TM2

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