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Older people’s perspectives on living in integrated housing and care settings: the case of extra care housing

Evans, Simon ORCID: (2020) Older people’s perspectives on living in integrated housing and care settings: the case of extra care housing. Journal of Integrated Care, 28 (3). pp. 281-290. ISSN 1476-9018

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This paper explores residents’ perceptions and experiences of extra care housing as an integrated model of housing with care.
Data were collected in a longitudinal qualitative study based in four extra care housing schemes. Interviews were held with residents, care workers, managers and local commissioners. Data were analysed thematically.
The study found that the integration of housing with care enabled many older people to manage their care proactively. However, the increasing number of residents with complex health and care needs led some residents to question the ability of the model to support residents to live independently when living with chronic illness.
Research limitations
The study struggled to recruit sufficient residents from the specialist dementia setting who were able to communicate their consent to take part in the research. In addition, the quality of qualitative data collected in interviews with participants at this setting reduced over successive rounds of interviews.
The study suggests the need to ensure residents are fully appraised of what levels of care and support are available when they decide to move into extra care housing schemes.
This paper provides a timely opportunity to consider extra care housing as an example of an integrated housing service, particularly in light of the current challenges facing the sector.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: Extra care housing, integration, older people
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Allied Health and Community
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Copyright Info: Open access article
Depositing User: Simon Evans
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2020 15:46
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2022 13:48

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