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Report on services for the elderly with mental disability in Scotland
 — a report by a Programme Planning Group of the Scottish Health Service Planning Council and the Advisory Council on Social Work
Author(s)G C Timbury
Corporate AuthorSub-Committee on Services for the Elderly with Mental Disability in Scotland, Mental Disorder Programme Planning Group, Scottish Health Service Planning Council / Advisory Council on Social Work
PublisherHMSO, Edinburgh, 1979
Pages61 pp
KeywordsMental disorder ; Services ; Scotland.
AnnotationThe Mental Disorder Programme Planning Group was set up in 1975 to advise on policies for the care of mentally disorder people in Scotland. This report by a Sub-Committee was endorsed by the Care of the Elderly Programme Planning Group and other interested bodies. Its main conclusion in considering the needs of older people with disabilities was that much of the accommodation and services provided for those with senile or artiosclerotic dementia was unsuitable. Recommendations made included: closer collaboration between local authority services and the National Health Service (NHS) at all levels; availability of specialist assessment in each health district and social work area; extension of home help services to include an element of personal care; continued provision of residential homes by local authorities; developing use of psychiatric day hospital places for older people, and not enlarging mental illness hospitals. A new type of continuing care should become the main form of health service provision for the long term care of older people with dementia. The appropriateness of education and training of staff was also emphasised. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930811114 P
ClassmarkE: I: 9A

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