Care and Support of Older People With Learning Disabilities (NICE)

Summary

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has released a guideline on the care and support people with learning disabilities as they get older, including their access to suitable services. It covers:

“ …identifying changing needs, planning for the future, and delivering services including health, social care and housing”.

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Reference

Care and support of people growing older with learning disabilities – guidance (NG96). London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, April 11th 2018.

The full guideline, with the associated evidence, is available. There is an associated online NICE Pathways version.

Earlier comment from NICE:

“Around 1.2 million people in England have a learning disability. It is estimated that 10-17% of these people display behaviour that challenges”.

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Reference

Care for people with learning disabilities should be close to home wherever possible, says NICE. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, March 28th 2018.

Further comment from NICE:

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Reference

People growing older with learning disabilities should get regular health checks, says NICE. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, April 11th 2018.

About Dementia and Elderly Care News

Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
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