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Quality of Life Outcomes of Housing with Care for Older People in England

Darton, R., Atkinson, Teresa, Bäumker, T., Evans, Simon and Netten, A. (2017) Quality of Life Outcomes of Housing with Care for Older People in England. In: 21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress, 23rd - 27th July 2017, San Francisco. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Housing with care has become increasingly popular in recent years, and has been viewed by policy-makers and commissioners as offering a more enabling, homely and cost effective alternative to care homes. However, most residents enter with fewer care needs than those admitted to care homes, and with different expectations. Although a previous study (Bäumker et al., 2011) compared the functional outcomes for matched groups of residents, most comparative studies have used unmatched groups. This paper will compare the social care related quality of life (SCRQoL) obtained using the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT) for residents in housing with care and those receiving home care. The housing with care residents were drawn from the ASSET (Adult Social Services Environments and Settings) project, which was commissioned and funded by the Department of Health’s NIHR School for Social Care Research. The home care recipients were drawn from the OSCA (Outcomes for Social Care for Adults) project. Matched groups of 124 individuals in each were created using propensity score matching. Residents in housing with care had less unmet need (current SCRQoL) than people receiving home care (p<0.0001); similar expected SCRQoL in the absence of social services (p>0.05); and a higher gain (current compared with expected) (p<0.0001). The improvements in outcomes were achieved without increased costs in providing personal care. Housing with care is relatively scarce, but this study adds further evidence for the value of developing more specialized housing and increasing the choice available to older people wishing to move from unsuitable accommodation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
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The abstract for the conference paper has been published online in "Innovation in Aging, Volume 1, Issue suppl_1, 1 July 2017, Page 1081, https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igx004.3963" on 30 June 2017.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: quality of life, housing, care for older people, housing with care, home care
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
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Depositing User: Teresa Atkinson
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2019 18:55
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019 08:17
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/7221

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