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When practical help is valued so much by older people, why do professionals fail to recognise its value?

When practical help is valued so much by older people, why do professionals fail to recognise its value?
When practical help is valued so much by older people, why do professionals fail to recognise its value?
This article draws on the evaluation of a handyperson service which augments health and social services to enable older frail people to remain living at home. It considers current trends and policy, and asks why practical help is under-valued by professionals caring for older people.
multifactorial care, independent living, falls prevention, isolation, older people
1476-9018
33-40
Brannelly, Tula
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Matthews, Bob
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Brannelly, Tula
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Matthews, Bob
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Brannelly, Tula and Matthews, Bob (2010) When practical help is valued so much by older people, why do professionals fail to recognise its value? Journal of Integrated Care, 18 (2), 33-40. (doi:10.5042/jic.2010.0134).

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This article draws on the evaluation of a handyperson service which augments health and social services to enable older frail people to remain living at home. It considers current trends and policy, and asks why practical help is under-valued by professionals caring for older people.

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Published date: 2010
Keywords: multifactorial care, independent living, falls prevention, isolation, older people
Organisations: Faculty of Health Sciences, Researcher Development

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Local EPrints ID: 389541
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/389541
ISSN: 1476-9018
PURE UUID: 16313dcc-6885-4f28-ab10-89481d05fb33

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Date deposited: 08 Mar 2016 16:28
Last modified: 15 Jul 2019 20:42

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Author: Tula Brannelly
Author: Bob Matthews

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