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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Older People's Vision of Long Term Care

Commissioned by the Joseph Rowntreee Foundations Independent Living Committee, the Older People’s Programme (OPP1) and the Centre for Policy on Ageing (CPA) in the UK, this report explores older people’s experiences of living with high support needs. This work focused on those moving to and living in care homes now, and those using other kinds of supported accommodation or living arrangements (e.g. extra care and adult placement schemes).

The report which was published in November 2009:
  • presents the results of a scoping study exploring the current role of long-term care and sets out the policy context;
  • summarises key messages from older people with high support needs and presents their vision for a good life;
  • highlights the need for radical change in long-term care policy and services to achieve this vision;
  • recommends a multifaceted change programme to enable this vision to be achieved for individuals and their families; for local populations; and at a national policy and societal level.

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