An ordinary house on an ordinary street : a community-based alternative model for housing the aged in South Africa

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Eckley, S C A en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Smit, Andre de V en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Mercorio, Gaetano Anthony en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-25T16:56:12Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-25T16:56:12Z
dc.date.issued 1987 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Mercorio, G. 1987. An ordinary house on an ordinary street : a community-based alternative model for housing the aged in South Africa. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14279
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 111-119. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This study proposes an alternative model for housing and caring for the aged, without admitting them to the care of total institutions. Ordinary houses on ordinary streets are converted into neighbourhood old age homes in which a small number of elderly people live together. The home may be sponsored by any body, and, other than the cost of purchasing the house and furniture, it can be financially self-sufficient. The study seeks to examine the difficulty of defining old age, the phenomenon of ageing populations and discrimination against the aged. It provides a brief history of old age homes. Issues in the care of the elderly are discussed, including the role of the state and the individual, and categories of the aged and housing for these groups. Some major controversies in the field, notably the question of age-segregated or age-integrated housing, institutional versus community care and the dangers of moving the aged, are described. The study analyses the South African system of care for the elderly, and highlights the problem of the present focus on expensive institutional care. The suitability of this model of care is questioned and it is recommended that the small neighbourhood old age home model be introduced to broaden the existing continuum of care. The Abbeyfield Society of Great Britain, which pioneered this model of housing and caring for the elderly is described. The model is examined in detail. Finally, the study explores the work of the Catholic Welfare Bureau in Cape Town, which has implemented and adapted this model in South Africa. This agency's network of neighbourhood old age homes will be extended to include care for the frail aged, and the basis of its planning proposed for this phase is examined. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Social Planning and Social Administration en_ZA
dc.title An ordinary house on an ordinary street : a community-based alternative model for housing the aged in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Social Development en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSocSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Mercorio, G. A. (1987). <i>An ordinary house on an ordinary street : a community-based alternative model for housing the aged in South Africa</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Social Development. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14279 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Mercorio, Gaetano Anthony. <i>"An ordinary house on an ordinary street : a community-based alternative model for housing the aged in South Africa."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Social Development, 1987. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14279 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Mercorio GA. An ordinary house on an ordinary street : a community-based alternative model for housing the aged in South Africa. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Social Development, 1987 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14279 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Mercorio, Gaetano Anthony AB - This study proposes an alternative model for housing and caring for the aged, without admitting them to the care of total institutions. Ordinary houses on ordinary streets are converted into neighbourhood old age homes in which a small number of elderly people live together. The home may be sponsored by any body, and, other than the cost of purchasing the house and furniture, it can be financially self-sufficient. The study seeks to examine the difficulty of defining old age, the phenomenon of ageing populations and discrimination against the aged. It provides a brief history of old age homes. Issues in the care of the elderly are discussed, including the role of the state and the individual, and categories of the aged and housing for these groups. Some major controversies in the field, notably the question of age-segregated or age-integrated housing, institutional versus community care and the dangers of moving the aged, are described. The study analyses the South African system of care for the elderly, and highlights the problem of the present focus on expensive institutional care. The suitability of this model of care is questioned and it is recommended that the small neighbourhood old age home model be introduced to broaden the existing continuum of care. The Abbeyfield Society of Great Britain, which pioneered this model of housing and caring for the elderly is described. The model is examined in detail. Finally, the study explores the work of the Catholic Welfare Bureau in Cape Town, which has implemented and adapted this model in South Africa. This agency's network of neighbourhood old age homes will be extended to include care for the frail aged, and the basis of its planning proposed for this phase is examined. DA - 1987 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1987 T1 - An ordinary house on an ordinary street : a community-based alternative model for housing the aged in South Africa TI - An ordinary house on an ordinary street : a community-based alternative model for housing the aged in South Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14279 ER - en_ZA


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