‘They gave us this leaflet …’: Older people’s experience of providing personal care for partners

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication46th Annual Conference British Society of Gerontology
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2017
EventBritish Society of Gerontology 46th Annual conference: Do Not Go Gentle.... - University of Swansea, Swansea, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Jul 20177 Jul 2017

Conference

ConferenceBritish Society of Gerontology 46th Annual conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CitySwansea
Period4/07/177/07/17

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