Author: British Geriatrics Society

Resource Type: Guidance & toolkit

Categories: Personalised care and support planning

Publishing body: Professional body

In recent years, healthcare professionals have been considering new ways to respond to the acute care needs of older people with frailty and other long-term conditions. Urgent care is needed but hospitals bring risks for older people as well as benefits, and community-based alternatives are increasingly being explored. This has resulted in a shift in focus within the NHS and internationally towards providing hospital-level care in a person’s home environment.

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