Evaluation of homecare grant schemes in the NAHB and ECAHB

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323913
Title:
Evaluation of homecare grant schemes in the NAHB and ECAHB
Authors:
Eastern Regional Health Authority (ERHA); Timonen, Virpi
Citation:
Eastern Regional Health Authoirty. Evaluation of homecare grant schemes in the NAHB and ECAHB. Dublin: Eastern Regional Health Authority; 2004. 86p.
Publisher:
Eastern Regional Health Authority (ERHA)
Issue Date:
2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323913
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
This evaluation analysed the homecare grant schemes that have been in operation in the Northern Area Health Board (NAHB) since the end of 2001 and in the East Coast Area Health Board (ECAHB) since July 2002. These two homecare grant schemes have many common aims and starting points: • The homecare grants are in both health boards intended for older people who, without access to additional home support services, would be at risk of placement in institutional care. The homecare grants are intended to enable them to purchase services that eliminate or delay the need for institutional care. • In both health boards, the homecare grants are intended to enable the purchasing of additional services i.e. the intention is to complement, not to replace, health board services such as home help and public health nursing services. • The grants are available both to older people living in the community and to older people who are leaving hospital i.e. to enable discharge and return to their own home. While several policy reports and documents at national level, including the National Health Strategy 2001, have called for the development of 'home subvention' schemes to support older people to continue living in their own homes, considerable initiative and commitment on the part of individual health board service planners and managers was the crucial catalyst behind the initiation of the homecare grant schemes in both health board areas. The ongoing support of the Eastern Regional Health Authority (ERHA) also ensured that the schemes had the capacity to develop.
Keywords:
HOME CARE; HEALTH POLICY

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorEastern Regional Health Authority (ERHA)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorTimonen, Virpien_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-29T14:14:10Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-29T14:14:10Z-
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.identifier.citationEastern Regional Health Authoirty. Evaluation of homecare grant schemes in the NAHB and ECAHB. Dublin: Eastern Regional Health Authority; 2004. 86p.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/323913-
dc.descriptionThis evaluation analysed the homecare grant schemes that have been in operation in the Northern Area Health Board (NAHB) since the end of 2001 and in the East Coast Area Health Board (ECAHB) since July 2002. These two homecare grant schemes have many common aims and starting points: • The homecare grants are in both health boards intended for older people who, without access to additional home support services, would be at risk of placement in institutional care. The homecare grants are intended to enable them to purchase services that eliminate or delay the need for institutional care. • In both health boards, the homecare grants are intended to enable the purchasing of additional services i.e. the intention is to complement, not to replace, health board services such as home help and public health nursing services. • The grants are available both to older people living in the community and to older people who are leaving hospital i.e. to enable discharge and return to their own home. While several policy reports and documents at national level, including the National Health Strategy 2001, have called for the development of 'home subvention' schemes to support older people to continue living in their own homes, considerable initiative and commitment on the part of individual health board service planners and managers was the crucial catalyst behind the initiation of the homecare grant schemes in both health board areas. The ongoing support of the Eastern Regional Health Authority (ERHA) also ensured that the schemes had the capacity to develop.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEastern Regional Health Authority (ERHA)en_GB
dc.subjectHOME CAREen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH POLICYen_GB
dc.titleEvaluation of homecare grant schemes in the NAHB and ECAHBen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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