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An evaluation of an alternative to long-stay hospital care for frail elderly patients: Part I. The model of care

Challis, David J., Darton, Robin, Johnson, Lynne, Stone, Malcolm, Traske, Karen (1991) An evaluation of an alternative to long-stay hospital care for frail elderly patients: Part I. The model of care. Age and Ageing, 20 (4). pp. 236-244. ISSN 0002-0729. (doi:10.1093/ageing/20.4.236) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:26721)

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Abstract

Recent UK government policy has advocated the development of case management to provide more coordinated care at home for vulnerable people. This paper describes a service model whereby case managers, with devolved budgets, employed by the social services department, were located in a geriatric multidisciplinary team to provide an alternative for patients requiring long-stay hospital care. As well as co-ordinating packages of care, case managers were responsible for deploying the time of home care assistants, multi-purpose workers who assisted health care staff and undertook home help tasks. The role of case managers within the multidisciplinary team is explained and the tasks undertaken by home care assistants are identified. Home care assistants undertook a wider range of activities than either home helps or nurses, covering both personal and domestic care tasks.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/ageing/20.4.236
Uncontrolled keywords: budgets case management frail elderly geriatrics government home care services nurses patient care team social welfare social work interdisciplinary treatment approach hospital care
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Robin Darton
Date Deposited: 21 May 2011 01:37 UTC
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2020 03:04 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/26721 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Darton, Robin: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8242-790X
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