Ann Coyle

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

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Ann Coyle

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

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