What is Outcome Based Care?
For many years the delivery of care and support services have been arranged around the provision of specific tasks for the individual in defined time segments. This model has often been extremely rigid and stifled independence. Outcome based approaches to care and support services focus on the end result the services achieves for the person. That could be an improvement outcome which sees the individual gain/regain increased independence or it could be a maintenance outcome whereby the services supports the person to retain their current level of independence and quality of life.
Mears Care has championed the model of outcome based services in domiciliary care for a number of years and has worked in partnership with others, including the LGIU and commissioners to understand what could be achieved through outcome based services and how the model can be implemented.