Average age of customers admitted to a residential care home (65+)

Monitoring

Higher age of entry into a residential home is a positive indicator as this means the Council is being effective in helping people stay in their own homes for longer. This measurement has fluctuated since its introduction in 2016, when the average age was 84 years.

The average age of admissions to residential care from January to March 2018 was 83.4 and this is lower than the figure for the previous 3 months (86.7). The average age of residential admissions for the whole of 2017/18 was 84.6.