Alternatives to Long Term Institutional Care for Older People

The report’s findings are divided into five themes of:

  • social interaction
  • connecting with the wider community
  • safety net
  • scale, and
  • thinking ahead.

Each of these includes case studies of the facilities and initiatives
visited and identifies the main learning points for the UK.

In conclusion the research demonstrates that there is a range of
different forms of ‘housing with care’ which either avoid or delay the
need for long term institutional care. There is some evidence of better
outcomes for residents, and many of the facilities are cost-effective
and could be replicated in the UK.

Alternatives to Long Term Institutional Care for Older People

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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