Extending the housing options for older people: focus on extra care

PETCH Alison
Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services
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This Insight summarises the evidence on policy and practice issues for housing with care and support for older people, focusing on extra care provision, and the extent to which different models provide an effective alternative to residential and nursing care. The review begins by providing a short overview to the policy context in Scotland. It then looks at the evidence in the following areas: location, support arrangements, quality of life, provision for dementia, building design, end of life and cost. The Insight covers ‘extra care’ that offers self-contained accommodation units, support accessible 24 hours, some collective meal provision and a range of leisure and other facilities on site. (Original abstract)

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extra care housing, older people, quality of life, dementia, building design, costs, models, policy;
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research review
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IRISS Insight
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