Everybody's business: integrated mental health services for older adults: a service development guide

Author:
CARE SERVICES IMPROVEMENT PARTNERSHIP
Publisher:
Care Services Improvement Partnership
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
68p.
Place of publication:
London

Everybody Business was launched on 14 November 2005 to improve health and social care practice at the front line. Older people’s mental health cuts across health and social care, physical and mental health and mainstream and specialist services. The new service development guide is committed to: improving people’s quality of life; meeting complex needs in a co-ordinated way; providing a person-centred approach; and  promoting age equality.

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Author:CARE SERVICES IMPROVEMENT PARTNERSHIP
Title: Everybody's business: integrated mental health services for older adults: a service development guide
Publisher: Care Services Improvement Partnership, 2005

Summary

This service development guide sets out the key components of a modern older people's mental health (OPMH) service.

Context

Everybody's Business was launched on 14 November 2005 to improve health and social care practice at the front line. Older people's mental health cuts across health and social care, physical and mental health and mainstream and specialist services. The new service development guide is committed to: improving people's quality of life; meeting complex needs in a co-ordinated way; providing a person-centred approach; and  promoting age equality.

Contents

A foreword begins by quoting the World Health Organization's assertion that a society can be defined by the way it treats its older citizens and lists the characteristics of an OPMH service which is fit for its purpose. An introduction emphasises the importance of carers, explains how the subject impinges on the whole health care system, outlines the development of OPMH services, and describes the guide. There follows six sections. ‘Foundations for developing a comprehensive older adult mental health service' is subdivided into discussions of involving service users and their carers, health promotion, assessment and care planning, developing culturally appropriate services, workforce development, a whole systems approach to commissioning integrated services, and leadership: champions, managers and leaders. ‘Primary and community care' covers primary care, home care, day services, housing, assistive technology and telecare, and care in residential settings. Two unsubdivided sections are on intermediate care and care for people in the general hospital. ‘Other specialist mental health services' is about integrated community mental health teams, memory assessment services, psychological therapies and in-patient care. Finally, ‘Special groups' is subdivided into discussions of younger people with dementia, older people with learning disabilities, and mental health care for older prisoners. Annexes discuss the policy context and describe some key policy drivers, and describe service assessment.

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Subject terms:
joint working, mental health services, older people, person-centred care, quality of life, service development, social care provision;
Content types:
practice guidance, research
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United Kingdom
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Author:
CARE SERVICES IMPROVEMENT PARTNERSHIP
Publisher:
Care Services Improvement Partnership
Subject terms:
joint working, mental health services, older people, person-centred care, quality of life, service development, social care provision

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