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Editorial Ron Iphofen The linking theme throughout this issue is With the global trend in ageing how older people experience care services. populations, Tricia McLaughlin and Anthony Jane Benten and Nicola Spalding begin with Mills offer us some insight into one of the reporting their study of the rehabilitation consequences in the Australian context for experiences of older people who had moved aged-care housing or retirement from an acute hospital ward to an intermediate accommodation. Given the potential for care unit before returning to their own homes. improving independence in old age, alongside The introduction of intermediate care was a the growing inadequacy of health and care central plank in NHS plans and in the National services to meet demand, old-age dependency Service Framework for Older People, but it was will impact particularly in the housing and never entirely made clear what form this should residential care spheres. As previous papers in take and authorities have interpreted their task Quality in Ageing have demonstrated, the in different ways. Jane and Nicola recruited secret of independent living is adequate their respondents just prior to discharge, first consultation and thoughtful housing design. interviewing them about their views and This paper contributes a 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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1471-7794
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10.1108/14717794200800014
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Ron Iphofen The linking theme throughout this issue is With the global trend in ageing how older people experience care services. populations, Tricia McLaughlin and Anthony Jane Benten and Nicola Spalding begin with Mills offer us some insight into one of the reporting their study of the rehabilitation consequences in the Australian context for experiences of older people who had moved aged-care housing or retirement from an acute hospital ward to an intermediate accommodation. Given the potential for care unit before returning to their own homes. improving independence in old age, alongside The introduction of intermediate care was a the growing inadequacy of health and care central plank in NHS plans and in the National services to meet demand, old-age dependency Service Framework for Older People, but it was will impact particularly in the housing and never entirely made clear what form this should residential care spheres. As previous papers in take and authorities have interpreted their task Quality in Ageing have demonstrated, the in different ways. Jane and Nicola recruited secret of independent living is adequate their respondents just prior to discharge, first consultation and thoughtful housing design. interviewing them about their views and This paper contributes a

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Quality in Ageing and Older AdultsEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 1, 2008

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