IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services



The ageing process vastly impacts the need for care and support, as it is often associated with a decrease in health and function. Governments of ageing populations are using “ageing in place” as the main policy perspective, in which people receive care and support in their personal environment. Although great value is within this perspective, recent studies accentuate that the location where people live vastly impacts their need for care and support. This highlights the need for the development of new, long-term care systems to address these challenges. Scholars argue that the issue can be resolved by implementing locally, integrated and community-based health and social care. Integrated community care (ICC) has been defined as a range of strategies to support multiple stakeholders to co-develop and health, care and social support services and infrastructures, aiming to achieve several goals. However, it is unclear of which key elements ICC consists of.


ICIC23 - 23rd International Conference on Integrated Care