Older Persons Service
Due to significant demographic changes, medical advances and improved life expectancies, ours is becoming an increasingly ageing society with more and more people living on into in their 80s - and even into their 90s. Of course, as people get older, the demands on society for extra support begins to rise.
However, at Gentoo we recognise that by understanding their needs and helping them achieve their desire to stay in their own homes for as long as they can, older people can continue to contribute a huge amount to society.
As a result, we have set up our Older Person’s Team. Its aim is to provide more life choices and greater opportunities for independent living, which it does by offering specialist support that meets the needs of the local community, and which complements existing services.
The team also provides housing-related assistance for older people who want to keep their independence, but have difficulty in maintaining a home of their own - whether the person concerned lives in specifically designed accommodation, such as sheltered housing, or the home they have been in all their life.
Today, the team supports 1,500 older people throughout the city at any one time and delivers a comprehensive range of essential services that can help prevent hospital admissions, reduce the need for institutional care and improve the quality of life of older people.