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Forget me not : mental health services for older people / United Kingdom. Audit commission.
London : Audit Commission, 2000, 119 p.

http://www.audit-commission.gov.uk/Products/AC-REPORT/4... (17/04/2003)
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Mots-clés principaux
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Royaume-Uni
Trouble mental
Service
Soins
Santé mentale


Résumé :

Many older people, especially those over 80, experience mental health problems such as dementia and depression, and government policy recognises that caring for this group should be a priority. Health and local authorities are being encouraged to work more closely together and to submit annual joint plans.
Carers usually want advice and help as early as possible after a problem has been identified, but GPs often have difficulty in providing it. They may be unsure of how to diagnose mental health problems or may believe that little can be done to help. Local mental health professionals can help by providing support and training for GPs and primary care teams. Older people with mental health problems and their carers usually prefer to be supported at home. To make this possible, they need access to a range of services including specialist home care, outpatient clinics, specialist therapies, day treatment, long-term day care and respite care - but the availability of these varies. Hospital care is sometimes needed but its use varies, depending partly on the availability of community services. Some admissions to hospital could be avoided, and the quality of care improved, if mental health professionals provided better support to residential and nursing homes.
Health and social services need to work closely together to make the best use of all the available resources and to ensure that users and carers have access to a wide range of services. They need to share information and to plan together to ensure that all the elements of a comprehensive service are in place.

Contents:
1 - Mental Health Problems in Older People
Many older people experience mental health problems such as dementia and depression.
2 - Identification and Initial Responses by Services
Carers need information and advice at an early stage, but GPs often have difficulty in providing appropriate assistance.
3 - Services to Help People at Home
Older people with mental health problems need access to a range of services including home care, outpatient clinics, respite care and day care.
4 - Hospital and Residential Provision
Some admissions to hospital might be avoided, and the quality of care improved, if mental health professionals provided better support to residential and nursing homes.
5 - Co-ordination between Services
Health and social services need to share information with each other and to co-ordinate with GPs and other service providers.
6 - Developing a Comprehensive Strategy
Commissioners have a key role in drawing together all of the elements of a comprehensive service.

Langue : Anglais
Type d'ouvrage AQESSS : R
Doc n° : 14819 ISBN / ISSN : 1 86240 203 5
NumRec : 1481903
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