Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

EQUAL: responding to the challenges

EQUAL: responding to the challenges Commentary Gail Mountain Director of the Centre for Health and Social Care Research, Sheffield Hallam University This edition of Quality in Ageing is a rich resource for all those involved in public services that impact upon or involve older people, whether in a commissioning role or as a service provider or in a voluntary capacity. The contents also serve to remind us that older age is an inevitable consequence of the life course and therefore we all have a vested interest in ensuring that society responds appropriately to the needs of its older citizens. The papers included here are a sample of the work undertaken through the EQUAL programme (extending quality life of older and disabled people). The outputs of the described projects demonstrate how older people with disability and cognitive impairment can be helped through approaches that involve the harnessing of new technologies or the adoption of different approaches towards environmental and service design. They challenge the established repertoire of responses towards older people and provide a window through which new forms of service can be envisioned and a more inclusive society might be pursued. When reading the papers it is important to remember that community and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality in Ageing and Older Adults Pier Professional

EQUAL: responding to the challenges

Quality in Ageing and Older Adults , Volume 7 (1) – Mar 1, 2006

Loading next page...
 
/lp/pier-professional/equal-responding-to-the-challenges-7LPLsnuYDs
Publisher
Pier Professional
Copyright
Copyright © 2006 by Pier Professional Limited
ISSN
1471-7794
eISSN
2042-8766
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Commentary Gail Mountain Director of the Centre for Health and Social Care Research, Sheffield Hallam University This edition of Quality in Ageing is a rich resource for all those involved in public services that impact upon or involve older people, whether in a commissioning role or as a service provider or in a voluntary capacity. The contents also serve to remind us that older age is an inevitable consequence of the life course and therefore we all have a vested interest in ensuring that society responds appropriately to the needs of its older citizens. The papers included here are a sample of the work undertaken through the EQUAL programme (extending quality life of older and disabled people). The outputs of the described projects demonstrate how older people with disability and cognitive impairment can be helped through approaches that involve the harnessing of new technologies or the adoption of different approaches towards environmental and service design. They challenge the established repertoire of responses towards older people and provide a window through which new forms of service can be envisioned and a more inclusive society might be pursued. When reading the papers it is important to remember that community and

Journal

Quality in Ageing and Older AdultsPier Professional

Published: Mar 1, 2006

There are no references for this article.