IMCA involvement in accommodation decisions and care reviews

How the person will manage a move

A common concern for accommodation decisions is the potential impact on the person of moving, especially when this may be avoidable. Examples of such situations include:

Research has explored what happens to people who move home, and most of these studies have considered older people. The research has attempted to measure psychological and physiological changes in addition to any changes in mortality rates. A large review of this research found that it is difficult to make general comments about what might happen because people's circumstances vary so much (Castle 2001). Common variables include:

When supporting and representing people who might be moving, IMCAs should focus on the following areas: