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November 2005
Report No. 91

Health and Social Services for Older People II (HeSSOP II): Changing Profiles from 2000 to 2004
Ann O'Hanlon, Hannah McGee, Maja Barker, Rebecca Garavan, Anne Hickey, Ronan Conroy and Desmond O'Neill

This report provides valuable information on the health status and behaviour of older people living in the community. It builds on an earlier study published by the Council (HeSSOP I) in order to describe changes in health and mortality of older people, together with changes in their health, behaviour and service useage over a four-year period. It does this in two ways: by repeating in 2004 a survey first conducted with different old people in 2000 and also by reinterviewing a group of over 300 people in 2004 who had already been interviewed in 2000. The study, therefore, incorporates the first longitudinal data on older people in this country.

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June 2005
Report No. 87

Planning for an Ageing Population: Strategic Considerations
Eamon O'Shea and Patricia Conboy

This report records the proceedings of a Council conference aimed at promoting a greater and more positive understanding of population ageing in Ireland. It includes a discussion paper, 'The Older Population: Information Issues and Deficits'.

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June 2004
Report No. 81

Population Ageing in Ireland: Projections 2002-2021
Peter Connell and Dennis Pringle

This report sets out population projections at national and county levels for the period 2002-2021 with particular reference to the older population. Projections are disaggregated by age, gender and marital status, and the analysis also includes information about older people living alone.

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May 2001
Report No. 64

Health and Social Services for Older People (HeSSOP)
Rebecca Garavan, Hannah McGee and Rachel Winder

Commissioned by the National Council on Ageing and Older People with support from the Western Health Board and the Eastern Regional Health Authority Area Health Boards, this study was undertaken by the Health Services Research Centre, Department of Psychology, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. The study documents older people's views on their health and social services use, experiences and needs.

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January 1998
Report No. 49

A Review of the Implementation of the Recommendations of the Years Ahead Report. Conference Proceedings

In Autumn 1997, the Council published its review of the implementation of the recommendations of the 1988 Department of Health report The Years Ahead. This is a summary of papers presented at a national two-day conference which discussed the findings of the review, responses to it, and the subsequent implications for future policy development.

Click here for the full text: A Review of the Implementation of the Recommendations of the Years Ahead Report. Conference Proceedings [DOC | 436 KB].


September 1997
Report No. 48

The Years Ahead Report: A Review of the Implementation of its Recommendations
Helen Ruddle, Freda Donohue and Ray Mulvihill

One of the terms of reference of the National Council for the Elderly (which preceded the National Council on Ageing and Older People), was to advise the Minister for Health on the implementation of the recommendations of The Years Ahead report. A study was commissioned by the Council to review the extent to which these recommendations have been implemented, to evaluate current policy on the care of older people and to identify effective care practices for the future. This report explores the impact which implemented recommendations have had on services for older people and the reasons for non-implementation in cases where recommendations have not been acted upon. It also examines recent developments, which have influenced policies on the care of older people.

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March 1996
Report No. 43

Planning Health and Social Care Services for the Elderly. Conference Proceedings

This is a collection of papers from a conference which discussed Council Report No. 42, Health and Social Care Implications of Population Ageing In Ireland, 1991-2011. Council comments and recommendations are included.

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October 1995
Report No. 42

Health and Social Care Implications of Population Ageing in Ireland, 1991-2011
Tony Fahey

This report sets out population projections at a national, county and health board level for the period 1991-2011 with particular reference to the elderly population. It considers the likely demand for health and social care services among older people and the implications for public expenditure on these services. The Council's comments and recommendations based on this report are included in Report No. 43.

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November 1994
Report No. 37

Older People in Ireland: Social Problem or Human Resource?

This submission, made by the Council to the National Economic and Social Forum, addresses issues such as employment creation, disadvantage, equality and social justice with particular reference to older people.

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January 1993
Report No. 24

The Impact of Social and Economic Policies on Older People in Ireland
Eamon O'Shea

This report examines the impact of key policy areas on older people in Ireland. It discusses issues such as living conditions, the labour market, family care and health and social services.

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