Meeting the complex health and social care needs of older adults: A response to the recent viewpoint paper on ‘How to handle gerontocracy’

Julie Feather*

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Abstract

Purpose: This paper aims to provide a response to the previously published paper on “Gerontocracy”. Design/methodology/approach: This paper views care services through the lens of safeguarding, risks and responsibility in contradistinction from the largely economic and cost relevant argument put forward in the original paper. Findings: This paper articulates the contribution of informal carers to integrated care solutions solely from an economic perspective overlooks the wider human and social dimensions of care provision in society. Originality/value: Engaging in the wider debate about the status, contribution of informal carers to care solutions highlights the complexity of the carers' role in society which should evoke a more holistic debate of this important topic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-240
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Integrated Care
Volume31
Issue number3
Early online date31 Oct 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2023

Keywords

  • Care and support
  • Integrated health and social care
  • Integrated provision of care
  • Integration
  • Voluntary and community sector

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