Preventing older people dependency: new IPC report reviews the evidence

Julia Whyard, Senior Consultant at IPC proposes a set of risk factors most likely to threaten older peoples' independence and increase demand for institutionalised care and support.

Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) commissioned IPC to study the latest research and evidence in this area as it strives to adapt to the growing complexity of needs of its older population.  It will use these findings to inform the ongoing local development of an “early warning system” which identifies residents whose combination of health, social and environmental indicators mean they are at higher risk of losing their independence.  Read the Executive Summary.