Healthy ageing

Alternate Term Label:
Older people health
NARROWER TERMS
Guide

Is your health service age-friendly?

This guide was developed to help health service boards, clinicians, executive teams, staff and community members assess, plan and contribute to the establishment of an age-friendly health service.
Report

Building an age-friendly Indigo health system

This report documents the development of a systematic, rigorous co-design process to develop an age-friendly approach to care for older people.
Report

Ageing in multicultural Western Australia

The challenges faced by older Western Australians from culturally diverse backgrounds are highlighted in this report, which has been prepared to assist with service planning and work to combat ageism, discrimination and financial stress.
Report

Issues facing providers of social care at home to older rural residents

This paper explores the extent to which older people in rural areas have the opportunity to access high quality social care at home, supporting them to live independent healthy and fulfilling lives. It focuses in particular on the challenges presented to council commissioners of home...
Briefing paper

The Grim Reaper? Coronavirus and the elderly in Australia and the United States

The COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the world brings more than illness, death and economic chaos; it brings existential and ethical dilemmas about how to provide care for the elderly who are most at risk of contracting the virus and who are dying as a consequence. This...
Report

Prevalence of advance care planning documentation in Australian health and residential aged care services report 2019

This study identifies a number of important findings relating to advance care planning document uptake relevant to policy makers, health and residential aged care service providers and workforce, palliative care services, researchers, and the general public.
Report

Ethical care: a bold reform agenda for adult social care

For two decades, politicians have promised a long-term funding settlement for social care but have failed to deliver. As a result, the policy conversation has been unable to move beyond the need for more funding. This report identifies the three main drivers of quality in...
Report

Interfaces between the aged care and health systems in Australia—first results

People using aged care also use health care services. This report presents the first results from a project that linked data across aged care and health care services. These examine how people’s use of GPs and specialists, patterns of prescriptions dispensed to them, and their...
Journal article

Doctors’ perspectives on adhering to advance care directives when making medical decisions for patients: an Australian interview study

This study uncovers the complexity and difficulty experienced by doctors when enacting Advance Care Directives (ACDs) and the deep conflict in weighing up whether to follow a patient directive.
Strategy

Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034

The areas of focus in this strategy reflect what many people said were important for a better later life – having an adequate income and a place to live, feeling socially connected, being able to get around in their community and having access to affordable...