Four data sources are used for this indicator:
The NHS continuing care census provides data for patients who are receiving NHS Continuing Health Care, which may be provided in a hospital ward or may also be provided on a contractual basis in a hospice or care home.
Findings from the census are published on the ISD website:
NHS Continuing Care
Community care statistics Quarterly monitoring returns provide data for long stay care home residents (Local Authority funded) and Free Personal and Nursing Care figures for Care homes and Care at home.
Figures form the quarterly monitoring returns are published on the Scottish Government website:
Quarterly monitoring returns
The Home Care census provides figures for home care services provided or purchased by local authorities in Scotland.
Findings from the census are published on the Scottish Government website:
Home Care Census
The Self-directed Support (Direct payments) survey provides data for those receiving Direct Payments.
Findings are published on the Scottish Government website:
Self-directed Support (Direct Payments)
The above sources are used to calculate the total number of adults needing care (this combines Long stay care homes residents, those on the NHS - Continuing care census, adults receiving Help with personal Care at home and those receiving Direct Payment for personal care at home) and the proportion of this figure receiving either personal care at home or direct payments for personal care.