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Long-Stay Care Ageing in Ireland

Creator:

National Council on Ageing and Older People

Type: Report
Region: Northern Ireland
Description:

While the future development of the Irish health services is in the direction of community-based care, there will always be a need to provide long-stay residential care for some older people. Exact figures about the number of older people in long-stay care at any one time are not available but it is clear that the percentage (approximately 5%) is much lower than is commonly thought. In recent years the long-stay sector has seen a number of changes. The number of older people in geriatric and psychiatric hospitals has fallen while the number in private nursing home beds has increased. In the future, an increasing number of older people may receive long-stay care in community hospitals.

Date:

01/02/2008

Rights: Public
Suggested citation:

National Council on Ageing and Older People. (2008) Long-Stay Care Ageing in Ireland [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/5581 [Accessed: 15th September 2019].

  

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