Policy paper on embedding prevention in older people's services

Posted on Thursday 5th August 2010

The policy discussion paper, written by HSMC's Professor Jon Glasby and Dr Kerry Allen, reviews emerging evidence around prevention in older people's services.  The paper builds on HSMC's ongoing contributions around prevention and rehabilitation within long-term care as part of an EU research project (INTERLINKS) -  www.euro.centre.org.   The paper identifies and reviews ten high impact changes, addressing the acknowledged need to embed prevention into older people's services.  The interventions and approaches covered in the report are:

  • Promoting healthy lifestyles
  • Vaccination
  • Screening
  • Falls prevention
  • Housing adaptations and practical support
  • Telecare and technology
  • Intermediate care
  • Re-ablement
  • Partnership working
  • Personalisation

Policy Paper 8: The Billion Dollar Question: Embedding prevention in older people's services - 10 'high impact' changes (pdf; opens in new window)