Community Care of the Aged: A Working Model of a Needs-Based Assessment Unit Errey, Ruth en_US Baker, Carol en_US Fox, Sarah en_US 2021-11-25T16:14:13Z 2021-11-25T16:14:13Z 1986 en_US
dc.description.abstract Much has been written in recent years about community care, and in the area of services for the aged community care as a preferable alternative to care in residential institutions has figured prominently at the centre of debate on policy, resource allocation, administration and, above all, service delivery. The desirability of community care has been argued on the grounds of cost as well as the quality of life of the aged population. The case study presented in this report relates the experience of an Aged Referral and Assessment Unit which operated as a pilot project for about 15 months in one part of the Sydney metropolitan area. The report has been written by the people who conducted the project; the role of the Social Welfare Research Centre consisted only of providing consultation on the research aspects of the project and assisting in the analysis of data. What makes this study rather different from other studies in the area of community care is, first, the application in practice of a particular philosophy of assessment of need in community care; and, second, the action research approach used in the Unit's operation and recording of its activities. The holistic, 'needs-based' assessment transcends the 'health/welfare' dichotomy in the care of the aged, as well as the inter-organisational and inter-professional boundaries in service delivery. The action research approach breaks the division between 'research' and 'practice', illustrating that the two activities can be fairly successfully conducted in the process of service delivery. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 0858235552 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Social Welfare Research Centre, UNSW en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Reports and Proceedings en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other Community Care en_US
dc.subject.other Aged Care en_US
dc.title Community Care of the Aged: A Working Model of a Needs-Based Assessment Unit en_US
dc.type Working Paper en
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unsw.identifier.doi Sydney en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofworkingpapernumber 59 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Errey, Ruth, Aged Referral and Assessment Unit en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Baker, Carol, Aged Referral and Assessment Unit en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Fox, Sarah, Aged Referral and Assessment Unit en_US
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