Long Term Care of the Elderly

Scrutiny review - Health and Social Security Panel

Launch date: 01/06/2008

Review status: Report published

What is the review about?

The possibilities for developing a new for care of the elderly.

Terms of reference

  1. To consider possibilities for developing a new model for care of the elderly in response to perceived inequities in the current system and the demographic shift towards an increasing proportion of older people in the Island’s population.
  2. In undertaking this review the Panel will have regard to:
      • Public and private provision of services for the elderly, including proposals for new services to maximise the potential for independent living for older people
      • Possible funding models, with reference to relevant experience in other jurisdictions and particularly to the financial implications of a move towards a social insurance scheme
      • The need for a ‘fee and dependency’ agreement between the public and private sectors and governance issues arising
      • Proposals contained in the Health and Social Services Department’s draft New Directions initiative, with due regard to confidentiality issues pending its approval or otherwise by the Council of Ministers and Departmental decisions concerning the timing of public consultation
      • Proposals for unified assessment of care needs
  3. Any other pertinent matters that may arise during the course of the review. The Panel will report its findings and recommendations to the States.



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