that while national differences in supports to carers exist, generally, the supports available are often fragmented and inadequate. Supporting carers becomes even more urgent in the context of COVID-19. Supports normally available in the community (such as various forms of respite care for carers) may suddenly become unavailable. Older adults with serious illnesses or disabilities who normally reside in congregate settings such as long-term care (LTC) homes may need to reside with family members temporarily due to outbreaks in LTC homes. As we prepare for the
give or receive care ( Knijn and Kremer, 1997 ). At the heart of this exclusion is the value (or lack thereof) placed upon care and its association with the private domain. Tronto (1993) suggests that the inability to think of care outside of privatised and gendered terms is not a failure of care, but a constraint in the social contexts in which caring practices occur in society. Exclusionary practices particularly affect women with disabilities, whose parental rights are not always recognised. For many mothers with disabilities, especially those with intellectual
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Introduction Older adults living with disabilities in Canada often require assistance from a relative or friend (that is, a family carer) ( Kokorelias et al, 2020 ). Based on 2012 estimates, 13.7 per cent of the Canadian population (4.8 million Canadians) lived with disabilities ( Statistics Canada, 2013 ) and 28 per cent of the population (9.7 million Canadians) aged 15 and above provided unpaid care to a family member, friend or neighbour ( Fast, 2015 ). While 74 per cent of carers spent under ten hours per week on care, 10 per cent of them provided unpaid
575 International Journal of Care and Caring • vol 2 • no 4 • 575–80 • © Policy Press 2018 Print ISSN 2397-8821 • Online ISSN 2397-883X • https://doi.org/10.1332/239788218X15411706605330 debates and issues ‘Special mothers’ in Ireland: gender, identity and the social construction of caring for a relative with an intellectual disability Mary Cronin, email@example.com National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland Gender balance in caring is heavily skewed towards women providing the majority of care. This is particularly evident in literature relating
Introduction Support coordination refers to assistance provided to effectively navigate and implement cohesive and collaborative services and supports across various systems and sectors. For people with disability and complex needs, it should optimise service provision coordination and reduce the risk of inadequate and inefficient services. If appropriately designed and performed, support coordination should lead to: better understanding of individual need; informed choices about appropriate providers; stronger relationships and communication with service
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