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 admission to residential care decreased from 85.4 years from the last report in June 2017 to 82.2 years for the period July to September 2017. Further returns will show whether this fall is a continuing trend.