Frail Older Persons in the Netherlands

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How many vulnerable elders live in the Netherlands? Will this number increase remarkably in the years ahead? This report presents the first national description of elders in the Netherlands with multiple problems, who are consequently at risk for becoming care-dependent. It provides a description for care professionals, policymakers, researchers, and elders, who are interested in the final phase of life and how it develops. In addition, it explores how elders can be protected against vulnerability, compares ...

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Overview

How many vulnerable elders live in the Netherlands? Will this number increase remarkably in the years ahead? This report presents the first national description of elders in the Netherlands with multiple problems, who are consequently at risk for becoming care-dependent. It provides a description for care professionals, policymakers, researchers, and elders, who are interested in the final phase of life and how it develops. In addition, it explores how elders can be protected against vulnerability, compares characteristics of the residential settings and lifestyles. The author examines what care and support vulnerable elders receive. The volume concludes with policy recommendations for the future.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789037705539
  • Publisher: Netherlands Institute for Social Research
  • Publication date: 2/7/2013
  • Pages: 218
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Cretien van Campen is a researcher in the social science and the fine arts. He is the founder of Synesthetics Netherlands and is affiliated with the Netherlands Institute for Social Research. He is best known for his work on synesthesia in art, including historical reviews of how artists have used synesthetic perceptions to produce art, and studies of perceived quality of life, in particular of how people with health problems perceive their living conditions in the context of health and social care services.

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