By 2030, one in five people in England will be aged over 65. Living longer is a cause for celebration, but it can present challenges for the health and social care system. How can we ensure that the right care is delivered at the right time, in the right place, to meet older people's care preferences and goals?
Aimed at local service leaders, this event will help you:
1. Understand how to end the silos that place prevention and public health, long-term conditions, acute care, intermediate care and end-of-life care in separate plans and pathways.
2. Learn from in-depth case studies that will showcase areas across the UK that are running innovative services around:
caring for people with complex co-morbidities, dementia and frailty
providing rapid support close to home in times of crisis
ensuring good discharge planning and post-discharge support.
3. Explore what good care for older people looks like and how we can achieve this.
The conference will also feature recommendations from our new paper, Making our health and care systems fit for an ageing population, providing local service leaders with key lessons and tools to improve the care they provide for older people.
Who should attend
To achieve the best care for older people, services will need to be more integrated. Therefore this event is aimed at all those who have responsibility for the older person's wide-ranging needs, including:
teams in physical and mental health
housing and wider public, voluntary and private sectors.
Innovative projects in the delivery of care for older people
In the lead up to this event we've invited people to send us examples of innovative projects that are improving the delivery of care for older people. We received over 70 submissions as examples of best practice from across the UK. Each project was submitted under one of the five themes below and you can view them all on our Learnist page.
living well with complex co-morbidities, dementia and frailty
rapid support close to home in times of crisis
good acute hospital care when needed
good discharge planning and post-discharge support
good rehabilitation and re-ablement after acute illness or injury.
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