Commissioning home care for older people

As people are living longer, the number of older people with complex needs who live at home is increasing. The home care market will have to respond to the needs of this expanding group of older people who use services (referred to in the rest of this guide as ‘users’). A tightening in eligibility criteria for those in receipt of home care means that those receiving care have more complex conditions including long-term, chronic health needs and multiple conditions.

This guide captures the latest research findings on this important and emerging area of social care. It also provides some practice examples of good work in this area. The guide is aimed at health and social care commissioners of home care services for older people with complex needs. Providers of these care services may also find it useful.

More information: http://www.scie.org.uk/publications/guides/guide54/index.asp

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