The role of care homes in end of life care

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Published 19 October 2017

Care home bed provision and potential end of life care need in people aged 75 or older in England

Briefing 1 presents data that describes the availability of residential and nursing home places together with the older population and the number of deaths.

Download Briefing 1 - Care home bed provision and potential end of life care need in people aged 75 or older in England

Place and cause of death for permanent and temporary residents of care homes

Briefing 2 describes the recent trends in the demographics of people who receive end of life care in a care home.

Download Briefing 2 - Place and cause of death for permanent and temporary residents of care homes

Infographic - The role of care homes in end of life care

An infographic summarising the key points from the two briefings.

Download the infographic The role of care homes in end of life care

Slide set - The role of care homes in end of life care

slide set with all the images that have been included in Briefing 1 and 2 on the role of care homes in end of life care.

New domain 'Care home use at end of life' within the End of Life Care Profiles

A new domain has been added to the End of Life Care Profiles. This includes three new care home indicators: Care home bed rate; Nursing home bed rate and Temporary resident care home deaths. These indicators can be used to explore local trends in this data, make comparisons with neighbours or regions and download maps and area profiles.

Results of a national survey of support to adult care homes in England: A specialist palliative care provider perspective

This survey of organisations providing specialist palliative care services to care homes highlights the good work they do and identifies the key challenges they face. The report, commissioned by Public Health England, undertaken by the Marie Curie Research Centre at Cardiff University, with input from the National Council for Palliative Care and Hospice UK, examines the role of specialist palliative care in providing support to care homes in England. 

Download the report from the Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care website.

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