Evidence Based Programmes in the Community and in Homes
And that’s the mantra for Action for Elders, a charity that recognises how important it is for our later life to be better and healthier. They have developed interventions that could help with the current demands on the NHS and in the longer term could prevent some of the health issues we are seeing among our older people.
It is already devised and is delivering evidenced based, cost effective programmes that have actually lowered hospital admissions, particularly in the areas of mobility.
Action for Elders current work both in Care Homes and Retirement Homes have yielded hugely positive results in keeping people physically active and mentally well.
I am particularly interested that their Balanced Lives programmes have demonstrated that those taking part can reduce GP visits and drug intake, improve their health and become more resilient.
Action for Elders believes their impact systems are robust and aligned with value based healthcare research. They are working with initiatives such as Age Alliance Wales, taking a fresh approach to ageing. Older people learn to take responsibility for their own physical, mental and social wellbeing.