The Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN) has made available two documents supplying the background thinking behind “The Long Term Care Revolution”, drawing on a range of evidence and learning from best-practice abroad.
The second report for the Technology Strategy Board’s Assisted Living Innovation Platform (ALIP), by researchers from the Institute of Gerontology at King’s College London, investigates work on long term care in the Netherlands to discover parallels which might inform policy, research, practice and business opportunities in the UK.
The Housing LIN Case Study No. 76 explores examples of innovation in long-term care, and best practice in adult social care, in the Netherlands (a country selected on the grounds of this country’s similarity to the UK). Statistics indicate that older people in the Netherlands remain disability-free for about half a decade longer than in the UK.
Tinker, A. Ginn, J. [and] Ribe, E. (2013). Assisted Living Platform – The Long Term Care Revolution: a study of innovatory models to support older people with disabilities in the Netherlands. London: The Institute of Gerontology, Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine, King’s College London / Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN), September 2013. Housing LIN Case Study No. 76.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter, Volume 3 Issue 10, September 2013].