Priority 11 for Setting priorities for social care research in Wales
|UNCERTAINTY: How can social care for older people be made flexible enough to respond to changing needs and emergencies? (Priority 11)
|JLA question ID
|Older people and carers asked whether services could be more flexible and meet needs as they arise e.g. being able to take an older person to a hospital appointment if they have no one else to take them. Practitioners raised questions about how services can respond when there is an urgent problem for an older person living alone e.g. if they can’t change a light bulb or collect their pension.
No evidence identified
|Health Research Classification System category
|Generic health relevance
|Extra information provided by this project
|Original uncertainty examples
|More flexibility in care packages allowing occasional changes to be made such as carers accompanying people to hospital appointments, as increasingly people have no family support locally to do this. ~ What response is there for emergency situations that arise when someone is living alone independently eg .changing light bulbs, getting their pension, mending their technology, maintaining their home, finding new friends when old ones die, being taken seriously when they feel unwell?
|1 x carer, 1 x practitioner
|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