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January 2007
Report No. 97

Improving Quality of Life for Older People in Long-Stay Care Settings in Ireland. Conference Proceedings
Yvonne McGivern

This conference, held to present the findings of report no. 93 and discuss their implications, also provided an opportunity to exchange information and experiences of good policies and practices designed to enhance quality of life in long-stay care, as well as discuss current and future standard setting, accreditation and practice guidelines initiatives governing long-stay care.

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May 2006
Report No. 93

Improving Quality of Life for Older People in Long-Stay Care Settings in Ireland
Kathy Murphy, Eamon O’Shea, Adeline Cooney, Agnes Shiel and Margaret Hodgins

This report documents the experiences of residents, their relatives, and management and staff of public, private and voluntary long-stay facilities in Ireland and also contains detailed information on the long-stay care sector derived from a survey questionnaire sent to over 550 care facilities in the State.

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Dec 2000
Report No. 62

Framework for Quality in Long-Term Residential Care for Older People in Ireland

The Council has long been concerned with the quality of long term residential care provided for older people in Ireland. In consequence in 1999, it commissioned a postal survey of all long-term residential care facilities in the country to assess:

whether facilities had quality initiatives in operation providers’ view and aspirations for future provision of long term care providers’ views on the introduction of a national quality monitoring policy. On completion of this work the Council prepared and published this report setting out a framework for fostering quality in long-term residential care facilities for older people in Ireland.

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November 1994
Report No. 38

The Economics and Financing of Long-Term Care of the Elderly in Ireland. Seminar Proceedings
Jenny Hughes

This is a summary of papers presented at a seminar, which discussed Council Report No. 35, The Economics and Financing of Long-Term Care of the Elderly in Ireland.

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August 1994
Report No. 35

The Economics and Financing of Long-Term Care of the Elderly in Ireland
Eamon O'Shea and Jenny Hughes

This report explores a range of issues on the future financing of long-term care for increasing numbers of dependent older people. It describes the current approach, outlines theoretical and comparative international perspectives and discusses future options for financing long-term care of older people in Ireland.

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September 1991
Report No. 22

The Role and Future Development of Nursing Homes in Ireland
Eamon O'Shea, David Donnison and Joe Larragy

This report draws together theoretical insights and factual material on a range of relevant issues concerning the future of nursing homes. It sets out the factors likely to influence the future demand for and provision of nursing homes in Ireland. Set against the background of the Health (Nursing Homes) Act of 1990, the report builds on previous Council research in this area.

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September 1986
Report No. 13

Nursing Homes in the Republic of Ireland: A Study of the Private and Voluntary Sector
Joyce O'Connor and Kevin Thompstone

This study, which complements Report No. 14, looks at private and voluntary sector nursing homes in Ireland. It examines issues such as who the residents of nursing homes are, the reasons why they became residents, the types of building used, the nursing home environment, levels of staffing and the legislative framework.

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December 1985
Report No. 11

Institutional Care of the Elderly in Ireland

This study examines all aspects of hospital and institutional care including general hospital care, long-term care, private and voluntary nursing home care and day hospital care.

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