Dependency in Old Age

  • Pat Brown
Part of the The ‘New Approaches to Care’ Series book series


For a small number of elderly people, infirmity causes dependence. This chapter looks at some of the ways in which we, as professional workers, or caring families, can deal with the problems caused by their infirmities. One answer is residential accommodation or ‘The Home’. While for some elderly people going into a home is a relief, for most it is a shattering and bewildering experience.


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