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Elderly Clients: A Personal View

On the eve of her transfer from private practice to local authority law, Anne Edis takes the opportunity to reflect on a wide variety of issues relating to elderly clients.

It is a personal reflection on a number of years dealing with the elderly and the problems they face.

1 July 1997

On the eve of her transfer from private practice to local authority law, Anne Edis takes the opportunity to reflect on a wide variety of issues relating to elderly clients.
It is a personal reflection on a number of years dealing with the elderly and the problems they face.

The ensuing article is a personal reflection on practice management for the elderly as the writer leaves private practice to enter local government. Hopefully it will strike some chords and highlight: some of the issues which need to be addressed by practitioners.

Are older clients any different from our other clients? The answer must be no but their requirements are and in meeting these we may well be delivering a better service to our other clients.

Radical social change in the last five years has affected this group of clients more than any other. They are also one group of clients who are increasing in numbers and a group whose needs are not always well served by ...

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