Care & Support –Service titleKey Achievements of Innovation inHousing and HealthSara BeamandHead of Older Peoples Service
Our Inspiration We provide specially designed housing for older people both in retirement housing with support and Extra Care housing with domiciliary care services. Our aim is to support older people to maximise their independence, choice and dignity, we do this through: - Design - Activity / Customer involvement - Care and support - Well Being Services - Staffing
Our Impact Experience and research shows that good Quality Extra Care Housing: Identifies a quarter of residents moving in reduce their care package needs within 3 months of moving in Residents have a lower likelihood to be admitted to hospital for an overnight stay Extra care housing translates to fewer falls Living within an extra care setting with a positive impact on health through changing care packages could potentially equate to a saving of £5,432 per resident per year
Our Inspiration – going forward Develop new Extra Care housing schemes Continue to provide services which enable older people to maximise their independence Develop our learning and expertise with innovative methods of working with older people with Dementia Our call for action: As we see an increasing population of people living longer how do we build on our success of supporting people with chronic illness and dementia to reduce hospital stays and maintain a level of independence?