Assisted Living Innovation Platform – The Long Term Care Revolution [UK] – September 2013

Posted on September 16, 2013. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics, Community Services | Tags: |

Assisted Living Innovation Platform – The Long Term Care Revolution [UK] – September 2013

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The Long Term Care Revolution (pdf – 877Kb)

This impressive report by Anthea Tinker, Leonie Kellaher, Jay Ginn and Eloi Ribe at the Institute of Gerontology, King’s College London, comprehensively outlines the case for a revolution in long term care and captures some of the supporting material that has aided the development of the TSB’s Assisted Living Innovation Platform’s, ‘Long Term Care Revolution’ programme. It sets out a vision for an alternative to institutional care, drawing on substantial evidence about the views of older people and their carers in the UK, lessons from abroad, the implications for industry/providers and makes recommendations to government and industry leaders on key factors for revolutionizing long term care for older people, including mainstream and specialist living environments.

Assisted Living Platform – The Long Term Care Revolution: A study of innovatory models to support older people with disabilities in the Netherlands (pdf – 526Kb)

This accompanying study for the TSB’s Assisted Living Innovation Platform was also carried out by researchers at the Institute of Gerontology King’s College London, to see what can be learned from the experience of the Netherlands about long term care in order to inform policy, research and opportunities for business in the UK. The comprehensive analysis of the two countries showcases examples of innovation and best practice in adult social care provision in a country similar to the UK in many ways. Of particular interest is that while the two countries are very similar in demographic profile and the experiences of the older generation, it is notable that according to official statistics older individuals remain disability-free for nearly half a decade longer in the Netherlands than in the UK.”

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