This project aims to:
- Identify the age, gender and ethnic make-up of the RV residents and thereby assess the medical problems, and functional abilities of the residents.
- Assess RV residents medically and functionally over three and a half years
A sub-group of particularly vulnerable RV residents will be studied by conducting a randomised controlled trial of complex clinical intervention. Our aim is to reduce preventable hospital admissions thereby avoiding or postponing entry into rest homes and private hospitals.