Commissioning for Excellence in Care Homes
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Nearly 400,000 older people live in care homes in the UK, nearly 20 per cent of those aged 85+. Their health and social care needs are complex. All have some disability, many have dementia, and collectively they have high rates of both necessary and avoidable hospital admissions. Standard healthcare provision meets their needs poorly, but well-tailored services can make a significant difference.