Commissioning Domiciliary Care: A Practical Guide to Purchasing Services

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Radcliffe Publishing, 2000 - Home care services - 108 pages
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Aimed at social workers, GPs, practice nurses, those involved in palliative care and gerontologists, this work explains the structure of homecare, the providing organizations, the kind of people operating them and the reasons for difficulties in obtaining adequate services. It includes the legal aspects of domiciliary care without legal jargon to be accessible for those with no formal legal training and includes comparisons with other services, showing how to optimize decisions for obtaining social care serivces for clients, service users and patients.
 

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Contents

1ntroduction
1
A general background I
11
How the suppliers are organised
18
price
30
quality
40
Your rights if the standards are not met
54
Health and safety
68
Buying care for someone else
81
The future
89
Appendix
102
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