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Abstract
This study examined the provision and quality of care for elderly people in long-stay institutions. The collection includes: visit reports from a range of Local Authority (LA) and private homes, nursing homes, general and psychiatric hospitals, and notes based on interviews carried out with nursing and administrative staff in three case study hospitals. A draft report based on the research was prepared but not finalised or published.
Main Topics/Subject Category
Old age, elderly people, residential care of the elderly, nursing homes, old people's homes, care of dependants, retirement, hospitals, hospital patients, nursing, nursing staff, hospital administrators, psychiatric treatment, welfare services, welfare service administration, social isolation, loneliness
Variables
Old age, elderly people, residential care of the elderly, nursing homes, old people's homes, care of dependants, retirement, hospitals, hospital patients, nursing, nursing staff, hospital administrators, psychiatric treatment, welfare services, welfare service administration, social isolation, loneliness
Keywords
England, care of dependants, nursing care, old age, residential care of the elderly, residential care of the sick, retirement, social isolation, social services
Identifier Variables
N/A
Economic/Subject Categories
Ageing
Area of Health System
Social care
Data Available
Risk behaviours, Socio-economic, Demographic
Data collecting organization (s)
University of Essex. Department of Sociology
Data Type
Survey (cross-sectional)
National/Regional
National
Coverage (date of field work)
1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970
Unit of Analysis
Aggregate, Individual
Sample
Staff of long-stay institutions. Sample size not given
Availability
National Social Policy and Social Change Archive. Albert Sloman Library Special Collections, University of Essex. Contact ESDS Qualidata, UK Data Archive, in the first instance
Conditions of Access
Free registration access
Link
http://www.esds.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=4758
Contact
qualidata@esds.ac.uk
Publications
Townsend P, et al. Old people in three industrial societies, London: Routledge and Athereton, 1968