Older people’s decisions about extra-care housing

In this blog Kate Baxter talks about Sarah Hillcoat-Nallétamby’s paper ‘Pathways to choice’ of care setting.
The paper is about older people’s involvement in decisions to move to
an extra-care housing scheme. Extra-care housing combines accommodation
where people can live independently with on-site personal care and
domestic support. There can also be communal spaces and activities.
Extra-care facilities are so diverse that it’s hard to put a figure on
how many there are; the best I could find is the Housing LIN (Learning
and Improvement Network), which cites the Elderly Accommodation Counsel
figure of 49,000 units of extra-care housing in the UK in 2014. There’s
evidence that the comfort and privacy of extra-care settings is
preferable to that of care homes (Moriarty, 2015).

Older people’s decisions about extra-care housing

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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