This quality standard covers interventions to maintain and improve the mental wellbeing and independence of people aged 65 or older, and how to identify those at risk of a decline. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. It does not cover the mental wellbeing and independence of people who live in a care home or attend one on a day-only basis.

Keeping quality standards up to date

This quality standard is reviewed each year and updated if needed.

Quality standard development process

How we develop NICE quality standards