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The HSE's policy addressing services for older people in Ireland

The HSE's policy addressing services for older people in Ireland

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  • 1. Health Services Executive Services for Older People Ann Coyle National Planning Specialist for Older People
  • 2. Policy
    • To support Older People to remain in their own homes and communities
    • Support family/informal carers
    • Provide high quality person centred residential care
  • 3. Where older people are
    • In their own homes
    • In supported housing in the local communities
    • In Residential care
  • 4. In their own homes
    • 360 million spent in home care
    • Increase of 131 million since 2006
    • 10 million additional in 2010
  • 5. In Supported Housing
    • Underdeveloped
    • Need for collaboration between agencies
    • Need to develop a range of funding models to support a range of financial situations
  • 6. In Residential Care
    • Legislation supports residential care but not primary/community care
    • While supporting 4.6% of older people consumes a significant portion of the budget
    • Recent legislation while more equitable could drive demand upwards unless acceptable alternatives are available
  • 7. Residential care
    • New models of care
    • Person Directed
    • Person Centred
    • Innovation solutions including technological ones
  • 8. Challenges for telecare/telehealth
    • Hard to get on the Agenda
    • Still seen as ‘add on’ to core services
    • Reconfiguration rather than new monies
    • How can we do more with what we have
    • How do we change practice
    • Culture transformation
  • 9. What do we need
    • Strong evidence of what works
    • Incentivisation
    • Connected agenda