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Care of Older People

Use this guide to find information resources related to the care of older people including books, reports and journal articles.

Last updated: 14/05/2022

Key Resources

Age UKInformation guides and factsheets 
  • Information aimed at the general public.
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National Institute for Health Research (2018) Help at home: use of assistive technology for older people. London: NIHR.
NHS England (2019) NHS RightCare frailty tool kit. Optimising a frailty system.
NHS England, Age UK, Getting it Right First Time and National Institute for Health Care and Excellence (2019) NHS RightCare frailty toolkit: optimising a frailty system.
Royal College of Nursing (2021) Eyes right: older people and driving. London: RCN.
Older People’s Commissioner for Wales
Older People's Commissioner for Wales (2018) Making Wales the best place to grow older: commissioner strategy 2019-2022.
Royal College of Nursing Scotland (2016) A positive choice: everyday stories of nursing excellence in older people’s care, Edinburgh: RCN. Royal College of Nursing Scotland (2016) A positive choice: everyday stories of nursing excellence in older people’s care. Edinburgh: RCN.
We would like to thank the RCN Older People's member community for their input into the development of this subject guide.

Books

Barrett C and Hinchliff S (2017) Addressing the sexual rights of older people, London: Routledge. Barrett C and Hinchliff S (2017) Addressing the sexual rights of older people. London: Routledge.
Day M, McCarthy G and Fitzpatrick J (2018) Self-neglect in older adults: a global, evidence-based resource for nurses and other health care providers, New York, NY: Springer. Day M, McCarthy G and Fitzpatrick J (2018) Self-neglect in older adults: a global, evidence-based resource for nurses and other health care providers. New York, NY: Springer.
Book cover image Isik A T and Grossberg G T (2018) Delirium in elderly patients. Cham: Springer International.
Okereke OI (2015) Prevention of late-life depression : current clinical challenges and priorities, New York: Humana Press. Okereke O I (2015) Prevention of late-life depression : current clinical challenges and priorities. New York: Humana Press.
Rahman S (2019) Living with frailty: from assets and deficits to resilience. Oxon: Routledge. Rahman S (2019) Living with frailty: from assets and deficits to resilience. Oxon: Routledge.
Randell A (2014) Delirium: diagnosis, management and prevention, New York: Novinka. Randell A (2014) Delirium: diagnosis, management and prevention. New York: Novinka.
Rovensky, Jozef (2017) Gerontorheumatology, Cham: Springer International Publishing. Rovensky, Jozef (2017) Gerontorheumatology. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
Touhy TA (2016) Ebersole & Hess' toward healthy aging: human needs & nursing response, St. Louis: Elsevier. Ebersole P, Touhy T A, Jett K F and Hess P (2020) Ebersole and Hess’ toward healthy aging: human needs and nursing response toward healthy aging: human needs and nursing response. 10th edn. St Louis: Elsevier Mosby.
Watson R R (ed.) (2017) Nutrition and functional foods for healthy aging: Academic Press.

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Journal articles

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Journals

International Journal of Older People Nursing Journals of interest for the care of older people. Use these links to see details of availability.

Events and Exhibitions

Aspects of age RCN exhibition: Aspects of age
  • Explore the shift from institutional to home care over two centuries of older people’s nursing, from the workhouses of the Victorian era to the hospital, care home and beyond. In an ageing population, we ask how nursing can improve the lives of those over 75.
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RCN Events video on demand: What is osteoporosis?
  • Alison Doyle describes osteoporosis and fracture risk and how relevant these are to frailty and ageing well, particularly in the primary health care setting.
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