Reshaping Care for Older People
Reshaping Care for Older People is a strategy produced by South Ayrshire Community
Health Partnership (CHP) supported by the national Joint Improvement Team (JIT).
The strategy was prepared in response to the rapidly growing number of people over
the age of 65. Its aim is to review services to that they remain appropriate and
sustainable in the future.
Growing older is a fact of life, and it is important that health and social services
work together with older people, voluntary services, carers and other partners to
plan integrated services so people can live healthy, fulfilling lives in the community
for as long as possible.
In practical terms Reshaping Care for Older People looks at ways to support care
for the rapidly growing numbers of people aged 65 years and over, and to introduce
new ways of working, focused on care at home and in the community.
Reshaping Care for Older People is about helping people across South Ayrshire get
the best out of life by encouraging community wellbeing and providing high quality,
integrated health, housing and social care.
Most older people want to remain as active and independent for as long as they possibly
can living in their own homes. By providing support such as rehabilitation and telehealthcare,
adaptations such as rails and ramps and putting people in touch with organisations
who can help them this is achievable in the majority of cases. It is also about
educating people about preventing falls, dementia, telehealthcare and much more.
Services have improved in recent years, but we are continually looking to the future
to see how they can be further improved.
As part of the Reshaping Care for Older People strategy a newsletter is produced
that updates people on the latest initiatives and gives information on how the work
being carried out is really making a difference to the lives of people over 65 years
of age across South Ayrshire.
If you would like more information Reshaping Care for Older People in South Ayrshire
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
NHS Ayrshire and Arran