Right time, right place: Urgent community-based care for older people

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The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) have published a document outlining the offers and services currently delivered across the country in pursuit of a broadly similar aim to provide appropriate, timely, high-quality care when an older person experiences a crisis or urgent need.

It details some examples of how urgent care can be provided outside the hospital environment.

BGS also provide tips for BGS members who want to start providing this type of care to their older patients, and call on commissioners and governments to make the provision of care at or near to home easier for healthcare professionals and patients.

This new publication aims to help health professionals to navigate the options for providing urgent care to older people which can be delivered at home, avoiding unnecessary emergency hospital admissions.