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The Role and Future Development of Day Services in Ireland

The Role and Future Development of Day Services in Ireland

The Role and Future Development of Day Services in Ireland

Government and health board policy documents have acknowledged the valuable role that day services play in providing services such as a midday meal, bath or shower, therapeutic and social services, and in promoting social contact and preventing loneliness, relieving caring relatives and providing social stimulation in a safe environment for older people with mild dementia (The Years Ahead, 1988).

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