Across Stirling and Clackmannanshire it is estimated that the number of people aged over 75 years will almost double in the next 20 years. People are living longer and healthier lives but this also means that in later life there are more people requiring health and social care.
People have told us that they want to remain living at home for as long as possible. They want to receive services in their own homes and in their local communities which keep them well and offer a good quality of life without the need for hospital admission.
Evidence shows that nearly two thirds of the combined resources for the health and social care of older people is spent on unplanned admissions to hospitals and care homes.
With this in mind we are working together across our organisations to create better integrated and sustainable services that will support older adults to lead healthy, full and independent lives, maintain independence at home and providing personalised care to people and their carers
This partnership includes NHS Forth Valley, Clackmannanshire and Stirling Councils, organisations in the voluntary sector including Clackmannanshire Third Sector interface (CTSi), Stirling Voluntary Enterprise (SVE) and Stirling and Clackmannanshire Carers Centres, also with agencies in the independent/private sector such as Scottish Care.
Key Actions for Re-Shaping Care
We will continue to:
- Recognise and work with the strengths and abilities of older people and our communities
- Judge the success of our services by checking how they meet people’s desired outcomes
- Support a shift in services, away from ‘doing for’ to focus on ‘doing with’ people
- Encourage and support people to manage their own care
- Develop information, advice and assistance to help older people make key decisions and navigate the care system
- Create clear pathways into and through services, particularly for older people with complex needs
- Enhance support to carers and communities
- Develop community services in collaboration with third sector partners