Study finds health services in care homes can reduce costs

Posted on December 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Bringing a community nursing and physiotherapy team into care homes for older people improves quality of life and reduces hospital admissions, according to research from a new evaluation study published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).

The research, undertaken by the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE), and the University of Warwick, found that savings made through reduced hospital admissions and delayed transfer to nursing homes offset any potential costs of the scheme. The study suggests that the overall cost ranged from an added &pou

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