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Report on current and future older adult services for people with sight loss in Ireland: National Council for the Blind of Ireland

National Council for the Blind of Ireland (2019) Report on current and future older adult services for people with sight loss in Ireland: National Council for the Blind of Ireland. . The Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS), London School of Economics, London, UK.

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Abstract

Research was conducted after issues needing research in the Republic of Ireland (Ireland) for Older Adults who developed sight loss were identified by the National Council for the Blind of Ireland. The research was conducted using grounded methodology in three phases. The first phase found NCBI’s Current Services for older adults relate to five elements of what is referred to as inclusive capital. According to the 2016 Irish Census, physical impairments and a large number of cognitive impairments increase in old age, and the likelihood of becoming disabled rises exponentially after the age of 80. The second phase found larger jurisdictions and jurisdictions with older associations have multiple overlapping agencies, leading to confusion in service provision. Services for all jurisdictions are related to what are felt to be traditional demographics, however most jurisdictions surveyed had specialist services based on unique political or cultural backgrounds. The third phase studied academic literature on services for older adults, and found literature fell into categories mostly reflecting the five elements of inclusive capital. The study concludes there is a need to consider physical and mental health, multiple impairments, Significantly Older Adults’ social needs and end-of-life care.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
Official URL: http://www.lse.ac.uk/cpnss/research/sensory-impair...
Additional Information: © 2019 The Author
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2019 09:48
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2020 23:44
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/102737

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