Quality in Ageing and Older Adults

Promoting excellence in services through research, policy and practice


Health and Social Care

Table Of Contents: Volume 9 Issue 1

Remodelling to extra care housing: some implications for policy and practice

Anthea Tinker, Fay Wright, Julienne Hanson, Ruth Mayagoitia, Hede Wojgani, Alan Holmans

Extra care housing is seen as a popular option for older people by families, some older people, policy‐makers and practitioners. Some new build is being provided but…

The home‐visiting process for older people in the in‐patient intermediate care services

Jane Hibberd

Older people account for a significant proportion of users of health and social care services (Wanless, 2006). Within current constraints on health and social care…

Polypharmacy: cure or curse?

Abdul Salam, Snighendhu Mandal, Anil Kumar, Abrar Almula

Polypharmacy is common in older people, who are more likely to have multiple co‐morbidities. Coupled with age‐related physiological decline, undoubtedly this carries the…

An exploratory study of nurses' knowledge of antipsychotic drug use with older persons

Christopher Armstrong‐Esther, Brad Hagen, Christine Smith, Sherrill Snelgrove

Aim: Previous research has documented the widespread use of antipsychotic drugs by nursing staff with older persons, although less is known about the knowledge that nurses…

How balance can overcome barriers

Kathy Carter

Balance is key to improving the quality of life for older patients. This article looks at barriers to participation, which exist in different forms in all areas of fitness…



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