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 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 2019/20 was lower (better) than the comparator family group and England averages. Shropshire 11.5 – Statistical Neighbours 16.5 – England 14.6 - West Midlands 15.2
The total number of people aged 18 - 64 with a permanent admission during 2020/21 was lower (better) than target with a rate of 4.9 compared to 11.5 in the previous year.