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Long-term care 

Long-term care
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Long-term care
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Margot Gosney

, Adam Harper

, and Simon Conroy

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199592340.003.0017
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date: 19 July 2018

The medicine of care homes and specialist housing 414

Dr Clive Bowman and Dr Adam L Gordon

Geriatricians and continuing care 420

Dr Dimitrius Edward Anthony Luxton

Care homes and specialist housing form part of a spectrum of care provision for older people with physical and mental disability. One of the key changes of the last three decades has been that institutional residential care, once primarily concerned with caring for the poor and homeless, has increasing focused around disability in later life. Dementia and its associated dependencies account for much of the workload. The spectrum of housing solutions available, in order of increasing volume and complexity of care, comprises:...

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