Health of Older People

Health of Older People

Supporting our older people to live independently and in good health is one of our 3 Regional Focus Areas. Our older people have a burden of disease that is higher within our more deprived communities, and there are other inequalities in terms of access to care for older people across our region. The number of people with dementia is expected to double in the next 20 years. We are currently focusing on initiatives which have been proven to be effective at reducing demand, including:

  • Ensuring consistent assessment processes for people requiring long term support
  • Concentrating on disease specific initiatives, such as dementia and psychogeriatric care to best meet the growing demand and better support people in the community
  • Strengthening care in ARRC and Home Based Care

Fletcher Beazley | Programme Manager