Admissions to nursing or residential homes for those aged 18 – 64
Research suggests that, where possible, people prefer to stay in their own home rather than move into residential care. However, it is acknowledged that for some client groups that admission to residential or nursing care homes can represent an improvement in their situation.
The number of permanent admissions of people (18-64) into residential care homes, per 100,000 population is lower (better) than profiled for the year.
The service is committed to enabling people to remain in their homes or most suitable housing options to maintain a decent quality of life for as long as possible. The service also confirms that it assesses the needs of each person to ensure that the right service is provided at the right time ensuring that residential and nursing care is provided at the most appropriate time.
Performance at the end of 2018/19 was lower (better) than the comparator family group and England averages. Shropshire 5.5 – Statistical Neighbours 15.9 – England 13.5 - West Midlands 12.8
Reporting for 2019/20 is currently in development following the migration to a new social care system. Reports for this measure should be available during Q4.