Room to Improve: The Role of Home Adaptations in Improving Later Life
Centre for Ageing Better Centre for Ageing Better, London. 2017
|Project ID (Internal)
|Full Reference (text)
|Centre for Ageing Better (2017) Room to improve: the role of home adaptations in improving later life. Centre for Ageing Better Report. [The report can be accessed here]
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|Summary / Abstract
This report summarises the findings from an evidence review on how home adaptations can improve later lives and provides recommendations to improve access to, and delivery of, home adaptation and repair services. It shows that both minor and major home adaptations are an effective intervention to improve outcomes for people in later life, including improved performance of everyday activities, improved mental health and preventing falls and injuries. It also identifies good evidence that greatest outcomes are achieved when individuals and families are involved in the decision-making process, and when adaptations focus on individual goals. Based on the findings, the report makes recommendations for commissioners and service provides. These include for Local Sustainability and Transformation partnerships to put in place preventative strategies to support people at risk in their home environment; for local authorities to make use of the Disabled Facilities Grant to fund both major and minor adaptations; and for local authorities to ensure people have access to information and advice on how home adaptations could benefit them, in line with the Care Act 2014.
|Room to Improve: The Role of Home Adaptations in Improving Later Life
|Centre for Ageing Better
|Centre for Ageing Better, London.
|Publication Year / End of Project
|03/01/2019 12:00 am
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Social Care Research