Community Care allows an older person to remain as independent as possible while remaining in their own home. Each person is given an individual care plan tailored to their individual needs. This can include services such as home helps, doctor's visits, respite care and meals on wheels. For some elderly people, community care leads to a 'revolving door of care'.

This clip is from:
Bitesize: Modern Studies
First broadcast:
26 October 2007

This clip could be used to explore how we become more vulnerable as we age, how our needs change and the responsibilities society has to protect the wellbeing of an aging population. The clip could also be used to explore the issue of a growing elderly population and how students believe society should manage this.