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An evaluation of the needs and service usage of family carers of people with dementia

This study investigated, by way of interview (n=45), the needs of those caring for a person with dementia and their satisfaction with current services in the Caerphilly County Borough of South Wales. Carers reported having the most difficulty coping with the demands on their time and the emotional strain associated with caring. Carers requested more information regarding available services, the diagnosis of dementia and the legal and financial aspects of caring.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:22

Adult social care: summary of final report

Adult social care refers to the responsibilities of local social services authorities towards adults who need extra support. The legal framework for the provision of adult social care services dates back to 1948, and consists of a complex and confusing patchwork of legislation. A project to reform legal framework of adult social care law in order to address inconsistencies was announced in June 2008. This document summarises the main recommendations from the final report.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:22

An exploratory qualitative study on relationships between older people and home care workers in South Korea: the view from family carers and service providers

Although the proportion of older people using home care services has significantly increased in East Asian countries, the issue of the relationships between older people and home care workers in the East Asian context has received scant attention from scholars. This exploratory qualitative study aims to explore these relationships under the new Korean long-term care insurance system. Semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted with 22 family carers and private-sector home care service providers (home care workers and provider managers).

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:22

The attitudes of carers and old age psychiatrists towards the treatment of potentially fatal events in end-stage dementia

BACKGROUND: Deciding how to treat patients with end-stage dementia developing potentially fatal events has long been contentious. Under expected new legislation the role of carers is likely to increase. Old age psychiatrists frequently have to decide between active or palliative approaches to such patients. Little is known concerning the comparative attitudes of carers and old age psychiatrists. This research examined how their attitudes differed.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:22

Direct payments guidance: Community Care, Services for Carers and Children's Services (Direct Payments (Wales) Guidance 2011

Guidance to help local authority social services in making, managing and administering direct payments. The guidance applies to children's adults' services and services for carers. It explains how direct payments schemes should be developed locally, how issues of consent, capacity and ability to manage should be approached, and how direct payments should be used. It sets out specific delivery issues, including: choice and risk; health and safety; close relatives; direct payments recipients as employers; and Criminal Record Checks.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:22

Carer burden in dementia

For the carer, supporting a person suffering from dementia of an aetiology is stressful. This review summarises some of the factors associated with stress and some of the interventions aimed at alleviating distress.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:22

The fount of all knowledge: training required to involve service users and carers in health and social care education and training

A modified Delphi study was carried out in order to obtain consensus regarding the content of a university training course to involve service users and carers at all stages of the health and social care educational process within a higher education environment. Telephone interviews were carried out with service users and carers, educationalists and leaders in the field of service user and carer involvement to generate curriculum ideas.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:22

Dementia services in remote and rural areas

The authors review current research on provision of services to older people and their carers in remote and rural areas across the UK, with specific reference to Scotland. They consider the policy implications for dementia services in this context.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:22

The carers strategy for Wales 2013

This strategy sets out the key actions the Welsh Government intends to take for the remainder of this Assembly Term, up to 2016. It provides a framework for agencies to work together to deliver services and support to carers. Five priority areas are explained: health and social care; identification, information and consultation; young carers and young adult carers; support and a life outside of the caring role; and carers and employment. The strategy contains 18 key actions, which will form the basis of a report to be published by the end of 2013.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:22

The national outcomes framework for people who need care and support and carers who need support, 2014-15: working document

The national outcomes framework for people who need care and support and carers who need support in Wales has been created to deliver on the actions set out in Sustainable Social Services for Wales: A Framework for Action, and the need to fulfil the duties set out in the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act. The framework is made up of a well-being statement and the outcome indicators to measure whether well-being is being achieved.

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