Legislation

the legislation aims, advantages/disadvantages and it's link to older people

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NHS & Community Care Act 1990

aims;
-to help people live as independantly as possible in their own homes
-to establish a 'mixed economy of care'

advantages;
-promotes services in which people can live in their own homes
-services are based upon individual needs
-the equal opportunities approach is adopted

link to older people;
-priority is given to those with serious mental and other health problems

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Care Standards Act 2000

aims;
-to standardise the level of care given to the service users in a residential home

advantages;
-it focuses on the individual needs
-daily life and activities are available for the service user to choose from
-complaints procedure is in place

link to older people;
-the act focuses on those in a residential home, used by older people

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Carers Recognition and Services Act - 1995

aims;
-to protect and recognise the importance of informal carers in the community

advantages;
-helps the person cared for to live at home
-recognises that the carer has needs and not the same for each person

disadvantages;
-it doesn't demand service given

link to older people;
-older people tend to be the person cared for

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Mental Health Act 2007

aims;
-to protect and care for people with mental health needs

advantages;
-protects people with mental health needs
-ensures that care is given so people aren't alone
-service users are provided with support
-protects rights of service users
-can detain people without their will

disadvantages;
-can't change peoples attitudes
-service users may not be aware of their rights
-service users can be discharged too early
-service users who have been sectioned may be discriminated

link to older people;
-dementia and alzheimer's

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disorders


disorders of the circulatory diseases

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disorders


heart disease

sclerosis

stroke

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disorders

Sensory impairment

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disorders

cataracts

visual/hearing degeneration

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disorders

Muscular - skeletal disorders

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disorders

osteoporosis

rheumatoid arthritis

rheumatism

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disorders

disorders of the nervous system

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disorders

senile dementia/alzheimer's

parkinson's

multiple sclerosis

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disorders

disorders of the respiratory system

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disorders

lung cancer

emphysema

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - COPD

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disorders

disorders of the digestive system

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disorders

cancer of the bowel

ulcerative colitis

Crohn's disease

diabetes

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Comments

Lucy

Thank you

this has been a great help !

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