Age UK’s Personalised Integrated Care Programme: where are we now?
Age UK launched its personalised integrated care programme in 2012 in Cornwall. In this post, published in its blog, some data about its evaluation are shown and discussed.
The main objectives of this programme are to improve health and wellbeing of older people by tailoring services to meet their needs, improve the experience and quality of care received, and to reduce unplanned hospital admissions amongst older people with multiple long-term conditions.
The evaluation showed a 31% reduction in all hospital admissions, a 26% reduction in emergency ones, and a 20% improvement in older people’s health and wellbeing. In addition, one fifth of aged people participating in the programme became volunteers in order to be able to improve other people’s health and wellbeing.
In 2015, this programme expanded to nine more places across the United Kingdom, a substantial challenge because, as it is said in the post, the needs are continuously growing.