Anticipatory Care Planning

Examples of Practice

Identifying older people at risk of admission/ readmission to hospital. High rates of multi-morbidity in older population. Evidence suggests that ‘anticipatory’ discussions with older people with long term conditions regarding their future care  choices can reduce avoidable admissions

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Duty and Response Team

Examples of Practice

Prior to the establishment of the Duty and Response Team, there was no community rehabilitation team and social care and health elements of support operated independently, albeit collaboratively with one another. This still meant duplication of information sharing and assessment processes for older people requiring the service. The Change Fund enabled the addition of Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy professionals to join the Adult Wellbeing duty and response team to form a multidisciplinary duty, response and rehabilitation team.

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DALLAS / Living it Up Project Manager

Examples of Practice

Effective engagement with the target population across the Western Isles is crucial for the project’s success, enabling the local team to:

  • gauge the current level of interest in use of technology
  • capture information on concerns, fears and issues contributing towards reluctance to use technology that will inform the design and delivery models of services
  • establish a dialogue on the use of technology in relation to health and quality of life
  • identify and understand opportunities for future use
  • identify how LiU can support local service improvements & ensure that these are informed by local needs and issues

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Housing

Examples of Practice

Increasing the supply of housing suitable for older people is a key priority in the South Lanarkshire Local Housing Strategy, 2012 – 2017, both in terms of meeting current demand and the significant projected increase in the 65+ population.  At 31 March 2013, there were 2177 applicants on the council’s housing register for sheltered and amenity housing, with only 273 properties becoming available for let in 2012/13.

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