This book provides a comprehensive account of the current developments in mental health services for older people and describes a robust model for evaluating health and social care to improve these services. Drawing on international experience it provides accounts of the development of mental health services for older people in the UK Europe the USA Canada and Australia. The approaches to evaluating health and social care in these countries are all outlined and a comparative analysis is given. The services currently offered are patchy so there is a pressing need for effective mechanisms to be introduced in order to monitor quality - this book will show you how. Managers and commissioners working within Primary Care Trusts NHS Trusts Strategic Health Authorities geriatricians psychiatrists psychologists and allied health and social care professionals will find this book valuable reading.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd