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Elderly individuals living alone in the community are at risk of falls or medical emergencies. Portable emergency alarm systems are now available for this group. This study reports on 125 persons consecutively assessed as requiring such an alarm and follows them up by telephone interview over a...
A survey compared the experiences of 47 NESB residents in mainstream and 46 residents in ethno‐specific nursing homes and the experiences of their family carers. Residents were more satisfied with ethno‐specific homes, particularly the food and companionship. They had better relationships with...
This paper addresses the question of the relation of social and economic differentials to mortality in Australia. It will begin with a short discussion of definition and measurement of the two major domains for investigation: (a) mortality, often also expressed in a positive way as survivorship...
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