Journal article

The Distribution of Regulation in Aged and Dementia Care: A Continuum Approach

Ashley Carr, Simon Biggs

Journal of Aging & Social Policy | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020


The regulation of care services has become the principal means by which the state influences provision. In this article we examine the regulation of dementia care within organizations to show how some care activities attract more regulation than others. While often perceived to be overwhelming, regulation is in fact unevenly distributed at the system, organization and, in particular, the care practice levels. In practice, some areas of care are heavily regulated, while others are less so. Drawing on research interviews with staff (N = 60) at three levels of care provider organizations-senior managers, facility managers, and direct care workers-a continuum of regulation, with regulations coll..

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