Local content, national impact
Aims and Scope
In England, almost 4% of people aged 65+ (one in seven aged 85+) live permanently in residential or nursing homes. Compared to older adults residing in the community, care home residents have poorer health and higher usage of health services. According to the NHS Long Term Plan (2019) care home residents account for 185,000 emergency admissions to hospital annually and 1.46 million emergency bed days; 35-40% of these emergency admissions are deemed to be potentially avoidable.
We do not have a specific care home research theme within ARC-GM, but a number of our themes are involved with key care home research in partnerhsip with the local health and care system.
Fore more information about any of our care home work please contact Alison Littlewood (Programme Manager)