AgeWell is an award-winning innovative new model of integrated care, supporting older people to remain safer and healthier in their own homes for as long as possible by identifying potential health problems at the earliest possible point. This is done by combining peer-based social engagement and mobile technology to improve health outcomes and well-being among older people.
The model combines best practice of several care coordination models and includes recruitment and training of AgeWell Companions, who then provide sustained social engagement to older people through home visits and phone calls.
The purpose of AgeWell is to continually assess and respond to evolving health issues and appropriately refer to the Primary Care teams (PCT) and other social and community services, to prevent a problem becoming a crisis.
AgeWell Companions use a mobile-phone based health screening tool created by gerontologists to capture health, wellbeing and related information about our clients. Through this technology, evolving health, social and environmental problems are identified and addressed before they escalate and if needed, can be linked into the appropriate treatment, in the right place, at the right time.
The core aim is to enable clients to remain living in their own homes and communities for as long as possible — increasing access to early intervention and reducing the burden on acute, emergency and long-term care services.
Meet the AgeWell Team