Internet Use in Sheltered Housing: Older People’s Access to New Media and Online Service Delivery Reviewed by Anthea Tinker King’s College London Maria Sourbati In view of the lack of very much research York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2004 on older people and the Internet this study is, ISBN 1 85935 168 9 (paperback) of course, to be welcomed even though it is ISBN 1 85935 169 7 (pdf: available from such a small one. The author summarises her www.jrf.org.uk) ﬁndings thus: ‘Analogue TV sets and telephone Price £11.95 (paperback) connections play an important role in the lives of older tenants as part of a web of people, The blurb at the back of this publication technologies and services that support promises ‘this report considers the likely independent living, particularly for users impact of e-government on community care whose mobility is restricted. For some isolated, and housing-related support. It explores frail older tenants their TV, their phone and whether and how internet-based delivery of their carer represent their whole social social healthcare related information and universe in its entirety’. She found that older services presents any beneﬁts to older people people who had never encountered computers who use care support’.
Quality in Ageing and Older Adults – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jun 1, 2004