Report

Models of integrated care, health and housing

Report prepared for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
Publisher
Housing for older people Social connection Aged care quality and safety Aged care Australia
Resources
Description

To assist the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, this report provides an overview and analysis of integrated models of care for older people, as they relate to health care, social care, and housing or accommodation in Australia.

Key findings:

  • Care integration works best when it is a bottom-up and community-focused process
  • Formalised partnerships facilitate integrated care
  • Integration initiatives need to be targeted at their client groups
  • In the community, models work best as a complement to general practice, rather than GP-centred
  • The primary goal should be improving client experience and outcomes, rather than reducing costs to health and aged care systems
  • Service integrated housing is the “third sector” of aged care and warrants policy and research attention
  • Integrated workforces work well in regional and remote areas
Publication Details
ISBN:
978-1-921091-30-8
License type:
CC BY
Access Rights Type:
open
Series:
Research Paper 7