Increasing numbers of older people are regarded by health and social care systems as ‘carers’ of their partners. Indeed, being recognised as a carer can enable an older person to obtain access to services and support. This paper will consider emerging evidence from research on older carers. It will discuss the impact on relationships of changes in established roles and daily routines of couples, when these involve health problems that require bodily care. It will consider the impact on older people of increased expectations within the social care system of their ability to provide complex body care coupled with assumptions about their willingness to do so.
|Title of host publication||46th Annual Conference British Society of Gerontology|
|Publication status||Published - 5 Jul 2017|
|Event||British Society of Gerontology 46th Annual conference: Do Not Go Gentle.... - University of Swansea, Swansea, United Kingdom|
Duration: 4 Jul 2017 → 7 Jul 2017
|Conference||British Society of Gerontology 46th Annual conference|
|Period||4/07/17 → 7/07/17|