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19th March 2014
The King's Fund publishes report on 'ageing population'
The report includes nine steps to ensure health and care systems are fit for purpose
The King's Fund has published a report on the steps that need to be taken to ensure that the UK's health and care systems are fit for an ageing population. These steps are as follows:
Healthy active ageing and supporting independence
Helping people to live well with simple or stable long-term conditions
Helping people live with complex co-morbidities, including dementia and frailty
Rapid support close to home in times of crisis
Good acute hospital care when needed
Good discharge planning and post-discharge support
Good rehabilitation and re-ablement (outside acute hospitals) after acute illness or injury
High-quality, long-term nursing residential care for those who need it
Choice, control, care and support towards the end of life
Making it happen - integrated care to support older people and their families
Written by David Oliver, Catherine Foot & Richard Humphries, the report also includes statistics on the growing elderly population, such as since the NHS was founded in 1948, 48% of the population died before the age of 65; that figure has now fallen to 14 per cent. Read and download the report below.