Brotherhood of St Laurence

Review of services for older people : background paper 1 : review of the literature on current and emerging issues in aged care policy and program development in Australia and major OECD countries /

By: Brotherhood of St Laurence
Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 1994Description: 40pSubject(s): Older People Care | Older People Services For | Nursing Home Care | Community Care | Evaluation | Service Provision | Also Known As 'aged Services Review' | Brotherhood of St LaurenceDDC classification: 362.61 BRO Online Resources: DOWNLOAD PDF
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Contents: The Australian policy context -- Shifts from residential to community care -- Development of needs-based care packages -- Possible shifts to users paying a higher proportion of service costs -- Role of service users in policy and program development -- Changing definitions of dependency and entitlement -- Summary of major trends and their implications for low-income Australians

This paper draws on the literature from Australia and OECD countries, to examine the five key issues about directions in aged care policy and program development outlined in the brief by the Brotherhood of St Laurence. It addresses trends in policy and program development - shifts to community care; development of needs-based care packages; moves to higher user contributions and involvement of service users, as well as changing definitions of dependency and entitlement. This is perhaps the most difficult issue to deal with in a short paper because it has a broad array of dimensions and intermeshed fators - changes in needs and expectations; in family and social structures; economic, social and political conditions; personal and public resources and priorities. The final summary links the implications of the trends to the main focus of the Brotherhood's work - low-income older Australians.[Introduction]

Item type Current library Call number Copy number Status Date due Barcode
Book Brotherhood of St Laurence
362.61 BRO (Browse shelf (Opens below)) 1 Available 229864
Book BSL Archives
1994.47 (Browse shelf (Opens below)) Not for loan

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