Care Sector Insight and the Integrated Care Journey

This year will see Integrated Care Systems (ICS) gather pace, with the aim to improve people’s outcomes and experience of care between the services.

Bringing people, communities and services together will no doubt impact positively and bring about a better experience of care transfers across the services.

ICS should result in a smoother transfer process from the community to hospital and care homes, with the care home nursing and re-enablement services set to welcome an enhancement of community service, improving outcomes for residents and their families.

Increasingly, as the next decade and beyond experience an ageing workforce with people working longer, planning for retirement will take on a new meaning.  This is turn will impact across the caring communities as people dip in and out of joined up ICS. 

How will this impact the care offering?  People will increasingly plan for their future, living in their own home with assisted care, moving into supported care within a retirement village/community concept, moving into a residential and nursing home for various needs, including discharge from hospital care and short to long term care.  Integrated care will enhance this whole journey to improve the person centred experience.

This ‘lived experience’ will feedback into the care systems and the Regulator reporting on the services, with continuous improvement part of the process.  Thus, the care home, supported living and retirement village concept will continue to attract a steady and increasing stakeholder interest, backed up with financing requirements whether from private equity, REITS, the debt service lending provision and the charitable and not for profit sector.

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