Working with Older People: Volume 18 Issue 4

Practical approaches to work, leisure, lifestyle and learning


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Enjoying the front-line of dementia care: an integrative analysis of what care home staff report makes them happy at work

Jill Manthorpe

High turnover of staff in the long-term dementia care sector contributes to poor quality care and lack of continuity of care in the UK and many other countries. The purpose of…

Early experiences in extending personal budgets in one local authority

Caroline Norrie, Jenny Weinstein, Ray Jones, Rick Hood, Sadiq Bhanbro

The purpose of this paper is to report on the introduction of individual personal budgets for older people and people with mental health problems in one local authority (LA) in…

Transitions in later life: a review of the challenges and opportunities for policy development

Guy Kerr Robertson

– The purpose of this paper is to outline an approach to understanding later life issues through the conceptual framework of “transitions”.

The Silver Line Helpline: a “ChildLine” for older people

Miriam Emily Wilcox

The purpose of this paper is to describe the work of the new, free telephone helpline The Silver Line in empowering older people to overcome social isolation and loneliness, and…

Relocation of older people to recovery phase rehabilitation wards: adaptation patterns according to the presence of dementia

Misa Komatsu, Akiko Hamahata

The purpose of this paper is to use an assessment sheet clarifying the characteristics related to adaptation in order to support the relocation of older people to recovery phase…

An overlooked resource? Public libraries’ work with older people – an introduction

John Vincent

– The purpose of this paper is to highlight work with older people being undertaken by public libraries.

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