Bringing hospital care home: Virtual Wards and Hospital at Home for older people
8 September 2022
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.