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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: 31/05/2018

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 (2017) Advancing care: research with care homes, London: NIHR.
  • An overview of recent NIHR research on improving the health and care of care home residents.
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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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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.
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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.
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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2013) Falls in older people: assessing risk and prevention: NICE guideline CG161, London: NICE.
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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.
Scottish Government (2013) Scotland’s national dementia strategy 2013-2016, Edinburgh: Scottish Government.
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.
Andrews J (2015) Dementia: the one stop guide: practical advice for families, professionals and people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, London: Profile Books. Andrews J (2015) Dementia: the one stop guide: practical advice for families, professionals and people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, London: Profile Books.
Ashton GR (2014) Elderly people and the law, Bristol: Jordan. Ashton GR (2014) Elderly people and the law, Bristol: Jordan.
Baker C (2015) Developing excellent care for people living with dementia in care homes, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Baker C (2015) Developing excellent care for people living with dementia in care homes, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
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.
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.
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.

This a subject guide resource

  • This comprehensive resource supports nursing care in older peoples care homes. It follows a resident's journey from pre admission to end of life. The role of nursing staff in supporting the resident and their family is explored.
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Optional

  • Whatever care setting you work in, you will be regularly caring for older people with a diverse set of needs, which in turn require diverse expertise. In this section you will find resources and guidance on the key issues related to the care of older people.
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