Priority 1 for Setting priorities for social care research in Wales
|UNCERTAINTY: Does early care planning and/or early or regular contact by social care services, help prevent problems and result in better experiences for older people than waiting until there is a crisis? (Priority 1)
|JLA question ID
|Many of the older people and carers commented on how much they valued regular contact from social care service even just a phone call and wondered if this would prevent people from ‘being found dead in their home’. Practitioners asked whether providing services early on to fix problems sooner was successful in preventing people from developing more serious problems.
Fitzpatrick JM, Tzouvara V. Facilitators
|Health Research Classification System category
|Generic health relevance
|Extra information provided by this project
|Original uncertainty examples
|Having weekly meetings helps me feel supported and not alone. ~ approach people to see what help they need ~ Frequent one to one contact ~ Regular visits at prearranged time. ~ Regular contact for physical help, advice and assistance with and from the 'carer', friend or family member or authority officer is vital as there is nothing worse mentally than feeling you are alone in the world and noone else is interested in you and your problems. ~ Knowing that people are contacting us to see if were ok. Its reassuring.
|24 x older people, 5 x carers, 1 x practitioner, 1 x other
|Project unique ID
|Setting priorities for social care research in Wales
|Total number of uncertainties identified by this project.
|35 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
|Date of priority setting workshop
|16 & 17 September 2020