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The ten components of care outlined in the report are: healthy active ageing and supporting independence; helping people to live well with simple or stable long-term conditions; helping people live with complex co-morbidities, including dementia and frailty; rapid support close to home in times of crisis; good acute hospital care when needed; good discharge planning and post-discharge support; good rehabilitation and re-ablement (outside acute hospitals) after acute illness or injury; high-quality, long-term nursing residential care for those who need it; choice, control, care and support towards the end of life; and integrated care to support older people and their families.
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