Segregating older people from the rest of society (Ireland)

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A biting opinion piece in The Irish Times highlights the way ageist attitudes have driven service developments – or, rather, the lack of them. “Stay in your own home and be abused by relatives and carers or go into a nursing home and be abused by the staff. These seem to be the stark choices offered to older people in Ireland, according to recent reports”. But it’s not just Ireland is it? Is this the best we can do for older people?