Journal Article

Research Note

Cheryl Tilse, Deborah Setterlund, Jill Wilson and Linda Rosenman

in The British Journal of Social Work

Published on behalf of British Association of Social Workers

Volume 37, issue 3, pages 565-572
Published in print April 2007 | ISSN: 0045-3102
Published online March 2007 | e-ISSN: 1468-263X | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcm014
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Family involvement in managing the financial assets of older people is an area of policy and practice importance. This importance relates to the complexity of older people’s assets, systems of paying for care and concerns around substitute decision-making and financial abuse. Although a common task of informal care, little is known about older people’s experiences and wishes in relation to asset management. This paper reports on a qualitative study of the experiences and perspectives of thirty-four older people receiving such assistance. It identifies three scenarios that promote or inhibit independence in this context and draws out the challenges for this emerging area of practice with older adults and their families.

Keywords: ageing; independence; asset management

Journal Article.  2957 words. 

Subjects: Social Work

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