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 or visit NHS Ayrshire and Arran

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