Priority 9 from the Multiple Conditions in Later Life PSP

UNCERTAINTY: How can independent living be most effectively and acceptably enabled in older people with multiple conditions in the UK?  (JLA PSP Priority 9)
Overall ranking 9
JLA question ID 0064/9
Explanatory note This question was synthesised from narratives of older people, carers and health professionals. Health professionals asked what were the most effective ways in which older people could be enabled to live in their own homes for longer and how care services could be addressed to enable this. Older people themselves discussed wanting to stay at home in their own homes for as long as they could, frequently discussing how important the familiar environment and community was to them. 

None identified that applied directly to all conditions in the over 85s

Health Research Classification System category Generic Health Relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples 'Last year, because she knew she was losing her eyesight she had to organise putting herself into a care home. She started to sell and give away her possessions. She met with the care home manager who told her that she wasn’t ready for a home yet, because mentally she is too sound and is not suffering with dementia. So she is still trying to live independently. She has organised a carer that comes three times a week, takes her shopping, does the cleaning.' Older person
Submitted by All forms of respondents - patients, carers, health and social care professionals
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0064
PSP name Multiple Conditions in Later Life
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 97  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 24 April 2018