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Royal Voluntary Service | Let's End Going Home Alone

www.ROYALVOLUNTARYSERVICE.ORG.UK/HELPTHEMHOME LET'S END GOING HOME ALONE THE GOOD NEWS WE'RE LIVING LONGER 5.1 MILLION 75+ YEAR OLDS LIVE IN BRITAIN TODAY 4.4 MILLION 7 MILLION 75+ YEARS OLD LIVED IN BRITAIN IN 2010 75+ YEAR OLDS ESTIMATED TO LIVE IN BRITAIN IN 2035 46% 75+ YEAR OLDS LIVE ALONE TODAY BUT WE MAY GET ILL AND HOSPITAL BEDS ARE SCARCE 10% 75+ YEAR OLDS RETURNED HOME FROM HOSPITAL IN 2004 38% 75+ YEAR OLDS RETURNED HOME FROM HOSPITAL IN 2014 WE OFTEN NEED SUPPORT WHEN WE GET HOME... 26% 75+ YEAR OLDS DID NOT FEEL READY TO GO HOME AFTER DISCHARGE TRANSPORT HOME SHOPPING COMPANIONSHIP 15% TRIPS OUT 75+ YEAR OLDS FELT ANXIOUS WHEN RETURNING HOME COLLECTING PRESCRIPTIONS GETTING TO APPOINTMENTS 13% 75+ YEAR OLDS RETURNED TO HOSPITAL WITHIN 3 MONTHS 41% OF THOSE PEOPLE READMITTED... 75+ YEAR OLDS DID NOT RECEIVE THE SUPPORT THEY NEEDED AT DISCHARGE HOME FROM HOSPITAL SUPPORT COULD SAVE US £40.4 MILLION PER YEAR IN READMISSION COSTS help! you SHARE VOLUNTEER DONATE ROYAL VOLUNTARY SERVICE LET'S END GOING HOME ALONE Together for older people RESEARCH BASED ON 401 PEOPLE OVER 75 THAT HAVE BEEN IN HOSPITAL IN THE LAST 5 YEARS www.ROYALVOLUNTARYSERVICE.ORG.UK/HELPTHEMHOME © ROYAL VOUNTARY SERVICE

Royal Voluntary Service | Let's End Going Home Alone

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Far too many older people are having to struggle on their own when they get home from a stay in hospital. That can lead to loneliness, not eating well, accidents like falls – and all too often, read...

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