STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

Strength in Numbers dedicated to my late mother Kay

Live-in nursing could help older people stay at home

Nurses can provide 24/7 medical and personal care that is cheaper than keeping a person in an NHS bed

When asked about the care they would like to receive in old age, the overwhelming majority of people say care in their own home is their ideal choice. Our recent survey of 2,000 adults found just 3% of people would choose a residential home as their ideal, and yet many end up with this as a default option.

Our Care Choice Gap report   http://www.consultuscare.com/_app_/resources/documents/www.consultuscare.com/care-choice-gap/care-choice-gap-report.pdf   based on the survey, calls on NHS commissioners, local authorities and individuals to think about ways to meet increasing care needs.

The NHS and local authorities are struggling to cope with the demands of an ageing population and the increasing co-morbidities affecting many older people. Traditional packages of care are under increasing strain and appear unable to offer the person-centred, at home support that older people say they want.

Click on the link to read more

http://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2014/oct/20/live-in-nurses-older-people-stay-at-home?

Hospital Ward

 

Filed under: Uncategorized, ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Pages

%d bloggers like this: