More older people receiving intensive home care

More older people in Scotland are receiving intensive home care
services than a year ago, according to the latest statistics.

The publication of ‘Home Care Services Scotland
2001,’ shows the number of people aged 65 and over receiving
more than 10 hours per week has increased from 11.4 to 12.6 per
1,000 population between March 2000 and March 2001.

There was a small decrease in the total number of Scots of all
ages receiving home care, but those who continued to receive it
increased their hours of care from 5.6 hours in 2000 to six hours
this year.

The statistics published by the Scottish executive also showed
that people with physical disabilities, including fragility
associated with ageing, accounted for 76 per cent of all clients
receiving home care.





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