For some older people day to day life can be challenging. They may feel less strong than they used to, have lost confidence or find everyday activities more difficult than before.
Researchers have developed a new service, ‘HomeHealth’, which aims to enable older people to maintain their independence and activities they enjoy. HomeHealth is delivered by trained support workers over 6 months who support older people to work on goals to maintain their independence, such as strength exercises, nutrition, mood and enhancing social engagement.
This randomised controlled trial will test whether HomeHealth helps older people who are becoming frail stay independent for longer, compared to usual care. It will also see if it would provide value for money if offered as part of standard NHS care.