'Extra care' facility proposed for every major North Yorkshire town

'Extra care' facility proposed for every major North Yorkshire town

'Extra care' facility proposed for every major North Yorkshire town

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EVERY major town in North Yorkshire could have an "extra care" facility for older people, if proposals put forward by the county council go ahead.

North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) is about to launch a public consultation on the future of elderly care in North Yorkshire, and has said that with the older population of North Yorkshire predicted to increase considerably, it wants to replace its current string of elderly persons’ homes with 50 extra care facilities - where specialist accommodation lets people live independently with communal facilities and services nearby.

The council's figures show that by 2020 nearly a quarter of North Yorkshire’s residents will be over 65 and the number of people predicted to have dementia will have increased by more than 20 per cent.

Cllr Clare Wood, executive member for health and adult services, said extra care facilities, of which the county currently has 16 providing 649 apartments, give and "innovative and flexible model" and meet the care and social needs of older and vulnerable people, and keep them at the heart of their communities.

The new projects could be run in partnership with organisations like the NHS, Clinical Commissioning Groups and voluntary organisations, and the council wants to see them develop into community hubs.

The consultation on NYCC's "Care and Support Where I Live" strategy will run for 12 weeks from August to November.

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2:32pm Wed 23 Jul 14

only human says...

HELLO !!!!!!! we have had several of these sheltered hosuing with extra care running acoss York for the past 20-25 years including 4 across York run by the council.
Unfortunately repeated cuts over the past few years have seen these schemes dowgraded to mere "sheltered hosing " schemes just as any other warden assisted facility.
So basically elderley people move into these places as they need a bit of help and security with staying in their own homes as long as possble.
Some schemes just have a warden who is like a scaled down security guard who can check on the residents and keep an aye on them make gp calls or pick uo the odd prescription.
they also oversee the day to day running of the housing side such as the laundry and dining facilities and fire procedures.
The best system in York were the sheltered hosuing with extra care which have sadly fallen victim to cutbacks resulting in some of the frailest elderly people having to go into homes.
In these schemes there were typically a dedicated team of inhouse carers who could attend to most peoples daily needs from washing dessing medication shopping domnestic tasks and social events.
Nowadays it seems a alot of the above are seen as luxuries and as a result the sheltered housing are on the verge of being filled with ex offenders and rehab type people as York has no such hosuing stock for such people.
The elderly and disabled who dreamed of staying in their own homes are now being re banded and squeezed out of sheltered housing and forced with little input into homes.So we have come full circle in York.
We have traded the ideal service in for the old institutional style one chair fits all facility.
And its all down to COST......
HELLO !!!!!!! we have had several of these sheltered hosuing with extra care running acoss York for the past 20-25 years including 4 across York run by the council. Unfortunately repeated cuts over the past few years have seen these schemes dowgraded to mere "sheltered hosing " schemes just as any other warden assisted facility. So basically elderley people move into these places as they need a bit of help and security with staying in their own homes as long as possble. Some schemes just have a warden who is like a scaled down security guard who can check on the residents and keep an aye on them make gp calls or pick uo the odd prescription. they also oversee the day to day running of the housing side such as the laundry and dining facilities and fire procedures. The best system in York were the sheltered hosuing with extra care which have sadly fallen victim to cutbacks resulting in some of the frailest elderly people having to go into homes. In these schemes there were typically a dedicated team of inhouse carers who could attend to most peoples daily needs from washing dessing medication shopping domnestic tasks and social events. Nowadays it seems a alot of the above are seen as luxuries and as a result the sheltered housing are on the verge of being filled with ex offenders and rehab type people as York has no such hosuing stock for such people. The elderly and disabled who dreamed of staying in their own homes are now being re banded and squeezed out of sheltered housing and forced with little input into homes.So we have come full circle in York. We have traded the ideal service in for the old institutional style one chair fits all facility. And its all down to COST...... only human
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