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Criteria for long-stay care

  • David Jolley (a1), Susan Jolley (a2) and Susan Benbow (a3)
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Most old age psychiatrists see long-stay care in good quality community hospitals as an essential component of a comprehensive service for older people suffering from mental illnesses (Jolley & Arie, 1992). Yet in recent years some Health Authorities have sought to reduce or close their long-stay beds and this has caused a great deal of controversy (Alzheimer's Disease Society, 1993; Benbow et al, 1994).

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This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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Correspondence: Dr D. Jolley, Psychogeriatric Unit, Withington Hospital, Nell Lane, West Didsbury. Manchester M20 8LR
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Alzheimer's Disease Society (1993) NHS Continuing Care Beds. London: ADS.
Benbow, S. M., Jolley, D. & Tomenson, B. (1994) Provision of residential care for vulnerable old people. Journal of Mental Health, 3, 235240.
Department of Health (1995) NHS Responsibilities for Meeting Continuing Health Care Needs. HSG(95)8. LAC(95)5. London: DoH.
Jolley, D. & Arie, T. (1992) Developments in psychogeriatric services. In Recent Advances in Psychogeriatrics II (ed T. Arie), pp. 117135. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.
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BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
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Criteria for long-stay care

  • David Jolley (a1), Susan Jolley (a2) and Susan Benbow (a3)
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