Intermediate care involves working closely with people to agree what intensive support they need to improve their independence. This quick guide from the Social Care Institute for Excellence outlines how intermediate care functions.
The number of people with multiple long-term conditions, known as multimorbidity, is rising internationally, putting increased pressure on health care systems, including the NHS. Researchers from the 3D Study – the largest ever trial of a person-centred approach to caring
Older people are the main adult users of NHS health and social care services and are more likely to have an emergency admission to hospital than any other group in the population. With an increasing ageing population, the number of
The rapid transformation of the United Kingdom’s demographic mix and the resulting increasing demand on health services for the older population means that the health and social care system has to increasingly support vulnerable people with complex needs. Consequently, the
This quality standard covers referral and assessment for intermediate care and how to deliver the service. It covers bed-based intermediate care, crisis response, home-based intermediate care and reablement. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. It does not