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Footcare services for older people: a resource pack for commissioners and service providers

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2009
Pagination:
26p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

This publication is for commissioners and service providers. It explains why footcare is important and describes service providers, types of service, what good services should look like and what they should achieve, and developing services.

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Health Care in Later Life

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Adding Life to Years: Report of the Expert Group on Healthcare of Older People

Author:
SCOTLAND. National Health Service
Publisher:
The Stationery Office
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
76p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

This report addesses the main issues concerning the health of older people in Scotland

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Learning from Trusted to Care: one year one

Authors:
WALES. Welsh Government, NHS WALES
Publisher:
Welsh Government
Publication year:
2015
Pagination:
19
Place of publication:
Cardiff

Report summarising progress and improvements made in care and practice at the Princess of Wales and Neath Port Talbot Hospitals in Wales since the independent review Trusted to Care found serious concerns about the quality of care and patient safety of frail and older people. The review made 14 recommendations for the health board and four for the Welsh Government. The report finds progress has been made in all 14 recommendation areas made to the health board. Six have been completed either fully or there are clear plans for implementation in place Eight of the recommendations still need work. The report also identifies the progress made against the Welsh Government recommendations. Improvements are identified in the areas of hydration, medication, complaints and professional accountability. (Edited publisher abstract)

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The provision of care for residents dying in UK nursing care homes

Authors:
KINLEY Julie, et al
Journal article citation:
Age and Ageing, 43(3), 2014, pp.375-379.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

Objectives: To identify the care currently provided to residents dying in UK nursing care homes. Method: Study participants were residents who had died within 38 nursing care homes in southeast England over a 3-year period. The nursing care homes had been recruited to take part in a cluster randomised controlled trial looking at different models of facilitation while implementing the Gold Standards Framework in Care Homes (GSFCH) programme. Two researchers examined the notes and daily records of all residents who died in each of these homes between the 1 June 2008 and the 31 May 2011. Results: A total of 2,444 residents died during the 3-year period. Fifty-six percent of these residents died within a year of admission. The support from specialist healthcare services to residents during their last 6 months of life was variable. Conclusions: Nursing care homes have established links with some external healthcare providers. These links included the GP, palliative care nurses and physiotherapy. As dependency of resident increase with 56% residents dying within a year of admission these links need to be expanded. The provision of health care that meets the needs of future nursing care home residents needs to be ‘proactively’ obtained rather than left to chance.

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Japan's vision of a 'total care' future looks bright

Author:
HAYASHI Mayumi
Journal article citation:
Health Service Journal, 124(6404), 27 June 2014, pp.25-27.
Publisher:
Emap Healthcare

Describes the Japanese government's ambitious "2025 vision" for the delivery of health care for its ageing population through the establishment of a localised 'comprehensive "total care" provision. (Edited publisher abstract)

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The challenge of providing prison healthcare

Author:
GINN Stephen
Journal article citation:
British Medical Journal, 22.9.12, 2012, pp.26-28.
Publisher:
British Medical Association

The difficulties of providing effective health care to prisoners in British prisons are examined. Prison health services in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are now all the responsibility of the National Health Service. Current challenges include an increasing prison population; a high turnover of prisoners and many complex and diverse health and social needs. The article also provides a brief history of the evolution of prison health services.

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Rapid assessment of the impact of the National Service Framework for Older People in Wales

Author:
MORGAN Gareth
Journal article citation:
Working with Older People, 16(1), 2012, pp.41-44.
Publisher:
Emerald

This paper reports on the first rapid assessment that has been undertaken on the Welsh National Service Framework (NSF) for Older People, and focuses on the perceptions of healthcare staff from Welsh Health Boards. A questionnaire was sent to key colleagues in each of the seven Health Boards. Anonymity was vital to allow colleagues to score their questionnaires honestly. Overall, the impact of the NSF was perceived as too difficult to assess. The most promising element of the NSF appeared to be a perception on the impact on joint health and social care working. Also, the NSF urgently needs to provide evidence of positive impact. The next stage, based on a focussed approach, offers an opportunity to progress this. The authors concluded that a rapid assessment exercise, using existing networks that are built on trust, can yield valid and useful information which can help policy development.

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Reshaping care for older people: a programme for change 2011-2021

Authors:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Government, CONVENTION OF SCOTTISH LOCAL AUTHORITIES
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Government
Publication year:
2011
Pagination:
34p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

Providing high quality care and support for older people is a fundamental principle of social justice and is an important hallmark of a caring and compassionate society. Demographic changes coupled with a decade of difficult public finances means this is one of the 3 biggest challenges facing Scotland – alongside economic recovery and climate change. This document sets out the Scottish vision and immediate actions for reshaping the care and support of older people. It has been co-produced through an extensive period of development and engagement with the people of Scotland and with political, organisational and community interests at both local and national levels. The programme presented provides a framework, built on consensus across all sectors and interests, to address the challenges of supporting and caring for Scotland’s growing older population into the next decade and beyond. This document will be updated to ensure it operates as a key driver for Reshaping Care.

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Aging in poverty: making the case for comprehensive care management

Authors:
JUDD Rebecca G., MOORE Brenda A.
Journal article citation:
Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 54(7), October 2011, pp.647-658.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

As poorer individuals age, health related problems often arise. Yet, traversing the system of services can be difficult. In this article, the authors propose a model for holistic care management designed to enhance outcomes for financially vulnerable older adults who receive an array of disjointed services administered through the older Americans Act and local Area Agencies on Aging. The suggest that fragmented service delivery is typically wasteful and ineffectual, but comprehensive care management that includes an autonomous care manager, a single interagency plan of care and ongoing monitoring that is client-centred may protect those aging in poverty from negative health outcomes. The authors conclude that the building of a comprehensive care plan, which results in a proactive plan to alleviate the potential for future problems, could be the first step in assisting vulnerable older adults.

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