Priority Three: Good Health and Wellbeing in Older Age

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·         Clostridium Difficile incidence aligns with South West and national rates.

·         The gap between Devon and the South West and England for the detection of dementia has narrowed significantly.

·         Devon has relatively low levels of injuries due to falls.

·         A higher proportion feel supported to manage their long-term condition in Devon.

·         Reablement service effectiveness is above average, but recorded coverage is low.

·         Readmission rates are below average but are increasing over time.

Example of success
·         Dementia diagnosis is increasing and the memory café network is increasing its reach

·         Of all the people the social care reablement supports, 87.5% do not require a service after their 6 week period of reablement following hospital discharge.