Care home rehabilitation schemes: further findings from a national survey

Derek Ward, Martin Severs, Tara Dean

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The continued expansion of the intermediate care initiative has resulted in the use of alternative care settings, such as nursing and care homes, for the delivery of rehabilitative interventions for older people. In this paper, we report on the findings from the second stage of a national survey of rehabilitation schemes that use care home settings. The survey reveals a wide range of approaches and standards, leading us to ask whether there is a gap between policy goals, good practice and actual service provision. The care home rehabilitation schemes were selected on the basis that they offered, as a minimum, rehabilitation to improve an older person's physical status.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-45
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Integrated Care
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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