Housing and telecare

Objective 10: Housing and telecare.

The needs of people with dementia and their carers should be included in the development of housing options, assistive technology and telecare. As evidence emerges, commissioners should consider the provision of options to prolong independent living and delay reliance on more intensive services.

Strategic housing for older people resource pack

This resource pack jointly published by the Housing LIN and ADASS is intended to support local strategic commissioning, planning and investment decisions to help transform and improve the range of housing choices for older people. Read more → – Strategic housing for older people resource pack

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Review finds extra care housing schemes can improve older people’s health

The Personnel Social Service Research Unit and Housing LIN have jointly published the evaluation of the Department of Health’s Extra Care Housing Fund. Read more → – Review finds extra care housing schemes can improve older people’s health

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Whole System Demonstrator programme headline findings

The initial findings from the largest randomised control trial of telehealth and telecare in the world show that, if delivered properly, telehealth can substantially reduce mortality, reduce the need for admissions to hospital, lower the number of bed days spent in hospital and reduce the time spent in A&E. Read more → – Whole System Demonstrator programme headline findings

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Telecare services map

An interactive Google map of telecare services across England developed by Micke Clarke for the Whole System Demonstrator programme. Read more → – Telecare services map

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Assistive technology

A list of useful resources about assistive technology for people living with dementia. Read more → – Assistive technology

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Extra care housing and people with dementia

A scoping review of the literature on extra care housing and people with dementia 1998-2008. Read more → – Extra care housing and people with dementia

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Commissioning housing resources

A list of useful resources to support commissioners to contract housing for people with dementia. Read more → – Commissioning housing resources

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Housing Learning and Improvement Network briefings

The Housing Learning and Improvement Network have produced briefings and presentations on housing and dementia. Read more → – Housing Learning and Improvement Network briefings

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The Housing our Ageing Population Panel for Innovation report

This pocket guide produced by the Royal College of Nursing explains how the National Dementia Strategy (NDS) affects providers and managers of care home services. Read more → – The Housing our Ageing Population Panel for Innovation report

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‘Bridging the Gap’ telecare symposium presentations

Presentations from the ‘Bridging the Gap’ telecare symposium held on 20th January 2010, London. The symposium aimed to identify actions and resources required to support the implementation of Objective 10 of the National Dementia Strategy which relates to housing and telecare. Read more → – ‘Bridging the Gap’ telecare symposium presentations

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