In the UK, 405,000 older people (aged 65+) currently live in care homes including 16% of older people aged over 85. There are 585 care homes in the Oxford AHSN region (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire).
Many older people have complex and multiple long–term conditions requiring ongoing health and social care support. The Oxford AHSN has a portfolio of projects which aim to improve the safety and wellbeing of care home residents – as well as supporting care providers, the health and social care professionals who work alongside them, commissioners of care home placements and other key stakeholders. This work aligns with the NHS England Enhanced Health in Care Homes initiative.
For some of this work we liaise with colleagues in the other 15 AHSNs in England on national programmes. Follow the links below for brief outlines of our current work in the care home sector together with contacts for further information.