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Care of Older People

Use this guide to find information resources related to the care of older people including books, reports and journal articles.

Last updated: 09/08/2019

Key Resources

Royal College of Nursing (2018) The transition of older people from their own residence to a care home. London: RCN. Royal College of Nursing (2018) The transition of older people from their own residence to a care home. London: RCN.
National Institute for Health Research (2015) Better endings: right care, right place, right time, London: NIHR.
  • An independent review of NIHR research on end of life care services.
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National Institute for Health Research (2018) Help at home: use of assistive technology for older people, London: NIHR.
  • Help at home: use of assistive technology for older people
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NHS RightCare (2019) NHS RightCare frailty toolkit. Optimising a frailty system.
  • NHS RightCare frailty toolkit. Optimising a frailty system
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RCN Clinical topic: Frailty in older people
  • RCN Clinical topic: Frailty in older people
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NHS England (2014) Safe, compassionate care for frail older people using an integrated care pathway: practical guidance for commissioners, providers and nursing, medical and allied health professional leaders, (no place): NHS England.
  • Please check that guidance is applicable for your country.
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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2017) Falls in older people: NICE quality standard QS86, London: NICE.
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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2015) Home care: delivering personal care and practical support to older people living in their own homes: NICE guidelines NG21, London: NICE.
  • Please check that guidance is applicable for your country.
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Royal College of Nursing Scotland (2016) A positive choice: everyday stories of nursing excellence in older people’s care, Edinburgh: RCN. Royal College of Nursing Scotland (2016) A positive choice: everyday stories of nursing excellence in older people’s care, Edinburgh: RCN.
The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales
We would like to thank the RCN Older People's member community for their input into the development of this subject guide.

Books

Ash A (2014) Safeguarding older people from abuse: critical contexts to policy and practice, Bristol: Policy Press. Ash A (2014) Safeguarding older people from abuse: critical contexts to policy and practice, Bristol: Policy Press.
Bales, Connie W (2014) Handbook of clinical nutrition and aging, New York: Springer. Bales, Connie W (2014) Handbook of clinical nutrition and aging, New York: Springer.
Barrett C and Hinchliff S (2017) Addressing the sexual rights of older people, London: Routledge. Barrett C and Hinchliff S (2017) Addressing the sexual rights of older people, London: Routledge.
Day M, McCarthy G and Fitzpatrick J (2018) Self-neglect in older adults: a global, evidence-based resource for nurses and other health care providers, New York, NY: Springer. Day M, McCarthy G and Fitzpatrick J (2018) Self-neglect in older adults: a global, evidence-based resource for nurses and other health care providers, New York, NY: Springer. 
Okereke OI (2015) Prevention of late-life depression : current clinical challenges and priorities, New York: Humana Press. Okereke OI (2015) Prevention of late-life depression : current clinical challenges and priorities, New York: Humana Press.
Randell A (2014) Delirium: diagnosis, management and prevention, New York: Novinka. Randell A (2014) Delirium: diagnosis, management and prevention, New York: Novinka.
Rockwood T (2015) Frailty in aging: biological, clinical and social implications, Basel: Kerger. Rockwood T (2015) Frailty in aging: biological, clinical and social implications, Basel: Kerger.
Rovensky, Jozef (2017) Gerontorheumatology, Cham: Springer International Publishing. Rovensky, Jozef (2017) Gerontorheumatology, Cham: Springer International Publishing.
Sharp T (2014) Live happier, live longer: your guide to positive ageing and making the most of life, Sydney: Allen & Unwin.
Touhy T and Jett K (2018) Ebersole and Hess Touhy T and Jett K (2018) Ebersole and Hess' gerontological nursing and healthy aging, St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier.
Touhy TA (2016) Ebersole & Hess Touhy TA (2016) Ebersole & Hess' toward healthy aging: human needs & nursing response, St. Louis: Elsevier.

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Journal articles

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Journals

International Journal of Older People Nursing Journals of interest for the care of older people. Use these links to see details of availability.

Events and Exhibitions

Aspects of age RCN exhibition: Aspects of age
  • Explore the shift from institutional to home care over two centuries of older people’s nursing, from the workhouses of the Victorian era to the hospital, care home and beyond. In an ageing population, we ask how nursing can improve the lives of those over 75.
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RCN Events video on demand: What is osteoporosis?
  • Alison Doyle describes osteoporosis and fracture risk and how relevant these are to frailty and ageing well, particularly in the primary health care setting.
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