ADL – National Life Curve Month
Sheffield company’s research supporting Scottish Government’s “LifeCurve Day”
Sheffield-based company ADL Smartcare Limited launches new website to support Scottish Government survey aimed at improving health and wellbeing across all ages.
On Wednesday 10th May 2017, every AHP (Allied Health Professional) working in Adult Health and Social Care across Scotland will invite people attending an AHP appointment, to complete an “ADL LifeCurve™ survey”.
The new “National LifeCurve Day” website supports the Scottish Government’s Active and Independent Living Programme (AILIP) by letting professionals submit suggestions for interventions, ideas for active ageing and general comments, and view ideas submitted by other professionals across Scotland. Ideas such as:
“Mary was struggling to tie her shoe laces and asked her son to take her shopping for new shoes without laces. He booked her a course of flexibility exercises to regain her ability, and now she can shop for the shoes she wants, not the shoes she needs!”
The ADL LifeCurve™ is a tool developed by Sheffield-based ADL Smartcare Limited and Newcastle University’s Institute for Ageing, which can be used to map an individual’s ageing journey. ADL Smartcare also provide a supported self-management website in a number of Local Authorities around the United Kingdom.
Once an individual is positioned on the ADL LifeCurve™, the self-management system matches the individual’s capability and environment to specific advice and interventions. By tailoring interventions and advice, we can improve an individual’s ageing journey, helping them to stay independent for longer and reducing the cost of long term care.
There is growing evidence of the key role of Allied Health Professionals in improving health and wellbeing across all ages. To support people in living healthy, active and independent lives we need to better understand where professionals are intervening as per the bespoke needs of the individual.
This research is important to understand the tasks, constraints and solutions to help older adults live better for longer.
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ADL Smartcare Limited Contact name: Stephen Miller
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 0114 286 6222 Website: www.adlsmartcare.com