Care Home Research

Residents of care homes are amongst the frailest of our population. There are more than twice as many people living in care homes in England and Wales than there are people staying in hospital, yet we know far more about effective treatments in hospital and less about what works most effectively to improve care for older people in care homes. There are an estimated 416,000 older people living in care homes (residents) in the UK. In recent years the numbers of residents with severe frailty has risen and their care needs have become greater. There is an urgent need for high quality and co-ordinated research in care homes.

Our Care Home research group have established a strong and growing portfolio of research relevant to the residents of care homes.

Our projects include:

Through working on these detailed evaluations with over 30 local care homes and colleagues in the Leeds Institute of Clinical Trials Research, we have developed expertise in methodology in this setting.