Enhanced health in care homes

Across England six Vanguards are working to improve the quality of life, healthcare and planning for people living in care homes. Within these vanguard areas, care homes are working closely with the NHS, local authorities, the voluntary sector, carers and families to optimise the health of their residents.

The enhanced health in care homes [EHCH} care model is one of a number of new care models. The ECHC model is based on a suite of evidence-based interventions, which are designed to be delivered within and around a care home in a coordinated manner in order to make the biggest difference to its residents.