Contrasting European policies for the care of older people
This book presents the results of a major research programme, Age Care Research Europe, funded by the European Community. Three related research strategies were formulated as part of this programme. The first aims at documenting the health status and social conditions of elderly people living at home and describing the availability and use of formal and informal support. The second approach tries to identify features of the structure and pattern of service within each country through observation of the experience of clients and their carers in their use of services. The third approach involves a review of policies, their formulation and implementation and of the structure of services relevant to the care of the elderly. Part I of the book deals with the different ideas about who is or should be responsible for the care of the elderly. Part II deals with the formal care system from a number of perspectives. It sets out an analytical framework for the cross-national analysis of policies. Aspects related to policies and service delivery are discussed. Political factors and financial barriers to care are also mentioned.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12021 EN (1990) 188 pp.
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ISBN: ISBN 1-85628-035-7
Record Number: 199010966 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en