Quality in Ageing and Older Adults

Promoting excellence in services through research, policy and practice


Health and Social Care

Table Of Contents: Volume 5 Issue 1

Subjective age perceptions in the UK: An empirical study

Lynn Sudbury

The number of years a person has lived is a poor indicator of their self‐perceptions, attitudes and behaviours. For these reasons, gerontologists have looked to…

Supporting carers in paid employment: Developing a needs‐led approach

Diane Seddon, Catherine Robinson, Shirley Bowen, Mari Boyle

This paper presents some of the key findings from a study about supporting carers in employment. It describes the qualitative experiences of family carers for older people…

Age does not come alone: Identifying and implementing older people's views of quality in home care services

Norma Raynes, Lydia Coulthard, Charlotte Glenister, Bogusia Temple

This paper describes a study that explored older people's views and priorities on what made for quality in home care services, ways of accessing these and enabling them to…

Quality in home care for older people: Factors to pay heed to

Charles Patmore

Twenty‐three home care providers were interviewed concerning what promotes or impedes quality aspects of service giving, as defined by older customers ‐ like service from…



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