Meeting the Health, Social Care and Welfare Services – Information Needs of Older People in Ireland: Conference Proceedings

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The National Council on Ageing and Older People (NCAOP) has long asserted the need to improve information provision for older people in order to enable them to make informed choices in relation to their health, social care and welfare services and to become partners in their own care. This is consistent with current policy initiatives intended to re-orientate services towards the older person and to place him or her at the heart of service planning. Furthermore, the Council is of the view that it is essential to determine from older people themselves what information they require, how it should be provided and where they can access this information most usefully.

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