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Editorial Fiona Poland Quality in ageing and older adults Fiona Poland is based at Department of Health Considering and addressing growing complexity in older lives Sciences, University of Changes in the demography and situation of older people mean that we need continually to East Anglia, Norwich, UK. develop new and different arrangements adapting and innovating from current forms of provision and support. This “regular” issue provides ample evidence of how the international sharing of dilemmas posed for living and caring in relation to the complexities increasingly seen in older populations in many societies. We also see increasing recognition across many societies of the need for appropriate support to be made appropriate by being flexibly tailored to the diverse circumstances and characteristics of older peoples’ lives today. The challenges of complexity are recognised in the reporting of two surveys ten years apart, of English local authorities carried out in 2007 and then in 2017, of commissioning residential home care for older people, by Davies, Hughes et al., have tracked some of these changes. They have found trends shaped by older peoples’ more complex care needs, changes in market management changes, expectations of more flexible, diverse and personalised services, more training and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality in Ageing and Older Adults Emerald Publishing

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1471-7794
DOI
10.1108/QAOA-03-2020-067
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Abstract

Fiona Poland Quality in ageing and older adults Fiona Poland is based at Department of Health Considering and addressing growing complexity in older lives Sciences, University of Changes in the demography and situation of older people mean that we need continually to East Anglia, Norwich, UK. develop new and different arrangements adapting and innovating from current forms of provision and support. This “regular” issue provides ample evidence of how the international sharing of dilemmas posed for living and caring in relation to the complexities increasingly seen in older populations in many societies. We also see increasing recognition across many societies of the need for appropriate support to be made appropriate by being flexibly tailored to the diverse circumstances and characteristics of older peoples’ lives today. The challenges of complexity are recognised in the reporting of two surveys ten years apart, of English local authorities carried out in 2007 and then in 2017, of commissioning residential home care for older people, by Davies, Hughes et al., have tracked some of these changes. They have found trends shaped by older peoples’ more complex care needs, changes in market management changes, expectations of more flexible, diverse and personalised services, more training and

Journal

Quality in Ageing and Older AdultsEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 9, 2020

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