HSE Partners with the Age Friendly Cities and Counties Programme – Taking a co-production approach to Integrated Care for Older People

 

SUMMARY

With advances in Healthcare people are living longer, healthier lives. As people grow older the desire is to live independent fulfilled lives within their own homes and communities for as long as possible, and with the right supports and the right approaches to designing services this ambition can be realised. An assets based approach to planning and delivering health and social care recognises that each individual has access to assets such as knowledge, experience, friends, family, communities etc., and these assets can be instrumental in enabling older people to live well and participate in the management of their own health and wellbeing.’Towards Asset-Based Health and Social Care Services’ – Glasgow Centre for Population Health, February 2014. The challenge for service providers is how we facilitate co-production from a strengths perspective to ensure that older people are able to access the right help at the right time in the right place when needed, and to ensure that the voice of the older person is heard in service design.

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