Table 2

Reported use of community services in the previous 6 months, (either to individual residents or on a full care home basis), ranked by percentage of care homes (N = 89)
Rank Professional or Service n %
1 District Nurse 84 94.4
2 Optician 81 91.0
3 Community Psychiatric Nurse 78 87.6
4 Chiropody, Podiatry 73 82.0
5 Continence service 66 74.2
Pharmacist 66 74.2
7 Dentist 65 73.0
8 Physiotherapist 63 70.8
9 Occupational therapist 59 66.3
10 Speech and Language therapist 58 65.2
Old age psychiatrist 58 65.2
12 Dietician 53 59.6
13 Hearing services 51 57.3
14 Practice nurse 45 50.6
15 Specialist nurse, e.g. older people, diabetes 42 47.2
16 Macmillan nurse 39 43.8
17 Falls, exercise coordinator 35 39.3
18 Consultant geriatrician 33 37.1
19 Intermediate care team 30 33.7
20 Clinical psychologist 25 28.1
21 Community matron 25 28.1
22 Hospice team 22 24.7
23 Care home support team 18 20.2
24 Marie Curie nurse 12 13.5
25 Health visitor 9 10.1
26 Admirals nurse 4 4.5
27 Other 4 4.5
Homes using any palliative service (Macmillan, Marie Curie, or Hospice team) 43 48.3

Gage et al.

Gage et al. BMC Geriatrics 2012 12:71   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-12-71

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