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'Former' older carers - what do we know about their profile and needs?

Larkin, Mary (2016). 'Former' older carers - what do we know about their profile and needs? In: Focusing on Older Carers: Exploring the Research and Practice Axis, 16 Jun 2016, Bristol, British Society of Gerontology.

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Abstract

Greater numbers of older carers means greater numbers of older ‘former carers’ and yet they remain under-researched. A recent review shows that post-caring, many older carers suffer significant financial hardship and physical and psychological health problems and that the availability of effective post-caring support is limited. The review also showed that the existing evidence base is significantly flawed and constrains opportunities to increase knowledge of older carers post-caring experiences. Given the predicted growth in older former carers, the deficits in current research need to be addressed in order to develop better understandings of the needs of this group and ways of supporting them.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 46690
Depositing User: Mary Larkin
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2016 09:28
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 10:46
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/46690
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