What Role Can Local and National Supportive Services Play in Supporting Independent and Healthy Living in Individuals 65 and Over?
WIindle K Government Office for Science, London. 2015
|Project ID (Internal)||216|
|Full Reference (text)||Windle K (2015) What role can local and national supportive services play in supporting independent and healthy living in individuals 65 and over? Government Office for Science. [The report can be accessed here]|
|Full Reference (URL)||https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/460109/gs-15-24-future-ageing-supportive-services-role-er14.pdf|
|Summary / Abstract|
This report explores the evidence base around effective and cost-effective preventative services and the role that they can play in supporting older people’s independence, health and wellbeing. It looks at the available evidence to support the benefits of preventative services in mitigating social inclusion and loneliness and improving physical health. It also highlights evidence on the effectiveness of information, advice and signposting in helping people access preventative services and the benefits of providing practical interventions such as minor housing repairs. It considers a wide range of primary and secondary preventative services, including: health screening, vaccinations, day services, reablement, and care coordination and management. It then outlines two teritary prevention services which aim to prevent imminent admission to acute health settings. These are community based rapid response services and ambulatory emergency care units, which operation within the secondary care environment. The report then highlights gaps in the evidence base and and looks at what is needed to develop preventative services to achieve health and independent ageing by 2013. It looks at the changes needed in service funding and commissioning, the balance between individual responsibility and organisational support, and how preventative services should be implemented.
|Publication Title||What Role Can Local and National Supportive Services Play in Supporting Independent and Healthy Living in Individuals 65 and Over?|
|Publication Details||Government Office for Science, London.|
|Publication Year / End of Project||2015|
|Last Accessed||03/01/2019 12:00 am|
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