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Celia Roberts, Maggie Mort & Christine Milligan

In: The SAGE Handbook of Aging, Work and Society

Chapter 9: Care Work and New Technologies of Care for Older People Living at Home

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Care Work and New Technologies of Care for Older People Living at Home
Care work and new technologies of care for older people living at home
CeliaRoberts, MaggieMort and ChristineMilligan
The Problem of Care Work

I've had carers … saying ‘I've told Social Services, I'm off!’ And they've never come back ‘cause they've just been pushed right to the far end, often because the person they care for isn't appreciative of what they're doing. And some times you get a bit of pay back for something in the past and they say ‘Well I've had enough of you, I'm off!’ (Interview, Carer Support Officer, 2009)

In this extract, a Carer Support Officer describes serious breakdowns in the provision of care for older people living at home: in his experience, ...

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