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Preventing dependency and promoting independence of older people : key issues for improving performance in health and social care

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  • London
  • King's Fund
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  • 2002
  • 34
  • The ultimate goal of the new Older People's Service Development Programme in London is to promote the independence of older people in London through the development of person-centred coordinated services. The aim will be to establish systems to identify vulnerable older people in the community who may be at risk of increasing dependency on services, and to ensure that this is informed by the voices of older people and their carers. This paper reviews the evidence regarding effective preventive approaches and describes innovative developments taking place. It focuses particularly on the systems and processes that are needed to ensure that older people who are at risk of increasing dependency are identified, assessed, and then have access to well-coordinated treatment, care and support that will enable them to lead independent lives.
  • Pagination: 34p.; This briefing paper has been produced by the King's Fund for the NHS Executive London Regional Office and the London Social Care Region to inform the design and delivery of a new Older People's Service Development Programme in London.
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