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    ‘They gave us this leaflet …’: Older people’s experience of providing personal care for partners

    Citation

    Lloyd, L & Jessiman, T, 2017, ‘‘They gave us this leaflet …’: Older people’s experience of providing personal care for partners’. in: 46th Annual Conference British Society of Gerontology.

    Abstract

    Increasing numbers of older people are regarded by health and social care systems as ‘carers’ of their partners. Indeed, being recognised as a carer can enable an older person to obtain access to services and support. This paper will consider emerging evidence from research on older carers. It will discuss the impact on relationships of changes in established roles and daily routines of couples, when these involve health problems that require bodily care. It will consider the impact on older people of increased expectations within the social care system of their ability to provide complex body care coupled with assumptions about their willingness to do so.

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