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Click on the screen reader icon on the tool bar for more information and a link to download the programme on to your computer.
We are trailblazers in the provision of evidence-based data, research, knowledge and intelligence on age-related decline. Our professional team works to embed professional knowledge and decisions around independence-promoting interventions to help transform the lives of older adults. Using this approach we can reduce the cost of care for them, their families and local authorities. We like to think we are shaping the future of care.
We are committed to transforming the lives of the ageing population and enabling key service providers to improve their offers.
We know it is extremely important to understand the process of ageing in order to create better ageing journeys for older adults. ADL Smartcare has studied age-related functional decline using powerful insight from data, research, knowledge and intelligence, combined with studies with some of the world's leading academic institutes.
Our insight is focused on health, wellbeing and independence. Evidence shows that the recognised pattern of age-related decline can be slowed down by the use of our services.
Giving manufacturers, local and national governments, designers, clinicians and healthcare organisations the opportunity to monitor the ageing of the population within the UK, our insight is changing the future of care by: