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"I have had a past and I suppose I have a future, but ..." : a report to the Aged and Community Care Team, Brotherhood of St Laurence. /

by Nunkoosing, Karl | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Cook, Kay.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2006Description: vii, 27 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2006 Bibliography: p. 26-27Summary: Two researchers from Deakin University explored ageing in the city , through biographical interviews with twelve older or frail people who were clients of the Brotherhood s aged and community care services. They found that there were often complex connections between people s poverty, their precarious or problematic relationships, insecure or unsafe housing and ageing bodies and failing health.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Ageing at home : practical approaches to community care. /

by Cluning, Theresa (ed.).

Publisher: Ascot Vale, Vic. Ausmed Publications 2001Description: x, 312 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: 1. Aged care in the new millenium - retrospect and prospect / Elizabeth Ozanne -- 2. Normal ageing / David Fonda and Walter Gee -- 3. Holistic care: why and how / Theresa Cluning -- 4. Legal and ethical issues and their impact on the care of the ageing person in the community / Elizabeth Brophy -- 5. Cultural issues : their impact on the health and care of the ageing person / Elery Hamilton-Smith -- 6. Ageing people giving and receiving care / Chris Bigby and Theresa Cluning -- 7. Medication and the ageing person / Geoff Sussman -- 8. The impact of falls on older people: how to assess the risk and implement prevention strategies / Keith Hill, Jennifer Schwarz, Robyn Smith, Belinda Gilsenan and Karen Bull -- 9. Incontinence / Keren Day -- 10. Sustaining supportive networks: the challenge of continued community living for older people with intellectual disability / Chris Bigby -- 11. Diabetes and its impact on the ageing person / Christine Crosbie -- 12. Mental health and the older citizen / Mike Hazelton and Michael Clinton -- 13. Parkinson's disease and brain attack / Michael Murray -- 14. Wounds and leg ulcer care for ageing people / Geoff Sussman -- 15. Responding to dementia / Elery Hamilton-Smith and Theresa Cluning -- 16. Palliative care for ageing people / Gail HessellAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Aging [ageing] in place with dignity : international solutions relating to the low-income and frail elderly. /

by Heumann, Leonard (ed.) | Boldy, Duncan (ed.).

Publisher: Westport, CT Praeger 1993Description: xiii, 193 p. Bibliography: p.177-186. Includes index.Summary: The emphasis of the book is on ways to provide support at the margin, allowing individuals to remain as independent as possible. The focus is specifically on low-income elderly who have less options available.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Getting on : well-being in later life /

by McCormick, James | Clifton, Jonathan | Sachrajda, Alice | Cherti, Myriam | McDowell, Eleanor.

Publisher: Institute for Public Policy Research 2009Description: 60 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2009 Includes bibliographical references.Summary: We have known for some time that the population of the United Kingdom is getting older and that the number of people aged over 75 (sometimes referred to as the 'older old') is growing particularly quickly. Encouragingly, healthy life expectancy ; the number of years lived without illness or disability ; is improving on average. This report sets out a wider agenda for policymakers and practitioners. It reviews UK policies for older people and international practice, as well as the priorities of older people in urban versus rural locations. It concludes with recommendations for action, which signal a fresh approach to later life and seek to challenge outdated assumptions.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

High care residential aged care facilities in Victoria : consultation paper /

by Victoria. Department of Human Services.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Government Publishing Service 2000Description: 59 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2000Summary: Over 36,000 older Victorians are residents of Commonwealth-funded residential aged care facilities, of whom just under half are in high care residential care facilities. The Commonwealth Government funds, regulates and sets standards for high and low care facilities. In 1995 the previous Victorian Government removed the State regulatory framework for nursing homes. At the time, it was argued that the State regulatory framework duplicated the Commonwealth's role. The Victorian Government believes that the community expects all levels of Government to work co-operatively to promote the well being of residents living in aged care facilities. Through this paper the Victorian Government wishes to stimulate discussion about positive action that can be taken to promote a greater sense of confidence among older people and their carers about residential aged care services. The Victorian Government believes that people living in residential aged care facilities are entitled to feel secure that they will receive the services they need and that they will be treated with dignity and respect. This paper and the consultations with the community is aimed at promoting these objectives.Availability: (1)

Needs of frail elderly NESB migrants and their carers in the Eastern Metropolitan Region : a pilot project. /

by Communities Council on Ethnic Issues (Eastern Region) | Crocker, Glenis.

Publisher: Blackburn, Vic. Communities' Council on Ethnic Issues (Eastern Region) 2000Description: 132 p.Notes: January 2000 Funded under the Health and Community Care Program (HACC), Department of Human Services (Victoria)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Outcomes for older people with chronic and complex needs : a longitudinal examination of the use of community services following an aged care assessment in Victoria

by Teshuva, Karen | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Nelms, Lucy | Johnson, Victoria | Foreman, Peter | Stanley, Janet.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: vii, 45 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF | Summary Notes: June 2007 A study conducted by Australian Institute for Primary Care at La Trobe University, Brotherhood of St Laurence and St George’s and North West Aged Care Assessment ServicesSummary: This study was undertaken by the Australian Institute for Primary Care at La Trobe University and the Brotherhood of St Laurence. Researchers examined the community services recommended for older people with complex needs, the extent to which such recommendations were taken up and the ACAS clients and carers experience of services. They found difficulties in accessing community services were related to social isolation of the older person, high carer burden and the older person reporting low mood. Conversely the community care system is working best for older people who have someone (such as a family member or case manager) to help them to access the required services. Recommendations are made for improved identification of, and support for, those at risk of not accessing recommended services.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (2).

Private sector initiatives in financing long-term care. /

by Wiener, Joshua.

Publisher: 1994Description: pp.83-100.Notes: indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Rethinking the care-market relationship in care provider organisations. /

by King, Debra.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Rights and realities : comparing new developments in long-term care for older people. /

by Glendinning, Caroline (ed.).

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 1998Description: ix, 170 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Well for life : evaluation and policy implications of a health promotion initiative for frail older people in aged care settings. /

by McKenzie, Rosemary | Naccarella, Lucio | Thompson, Catherine.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

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