A Scottish conference on Falls Prevention was brought to a standstill today (Wednesday 30 September) when a group of older people performed a flash mob dance to 80s Banarama pop hit “It Ain’t What You Do (Its The Way That You Do It)”. The group, from one of North Lanarkshire Leisure’s Strength and Balance Exercise […]
This report describes the progress made over the first four years of the ten year RCOP programme. It builds on the Reflecting on Progress report published by the Joint Improvement Team (JIT) in November 2013. Both reports describe how partnerships have used their Change Fund to make a difference to the lives of older people […]
European Innovation Partnership on Active Healthy Ageing A Compilation of Good Practices – Integrated Care for Chronic Diseases (2nd edition) This compilation is the product of the collaborative work of the members of the B3 Integrated Care Action Group. In this collective effort, the experts of the Action Group have been pooling their knowledge and […]
The aim of establishing ICASS in Fife was to transform community services by bringing together uni-disciplinary teams to utilise fully resources available in line with demand, and to coordinate care through a single point of access (SPOA). It contributes to our commitment to ensure the closer integration of the range of community services under one system.
It aims to improve quality of care and outcomes for older people whilst allowing them to remain independent within their own homes or communities, provides alternatives to hospital admission, reduces the number requiring long term institutional care, reduces length of stay for those who require a hospital admission. It aims to address the following:
Moving from an inpatient model of care to a robust community based model of care involving older people and their carers and families in care planning
Bringing together teams to make more efficient use of resources to meet the needs/demands of the increasingly elderly population
To provide a single point of access
To provide alternatives to hospital admission
To reduce length of stay if an admission is necessary
To provide assessment and care in the person’s own home or a homely setting
To achieve and sustain maximum potential and independence; and
To reduce numbers going into long term institutional care.