Ageing in Place
This Guide aims to stimulate thinking on the philosophy of care that provides for residents of aged care homes in Australia to 'age in place', and to point to the principal issues for residential aged care service providers who are considering the implementation of the philosophy in their homes.
A guide for providers of residential aged careYou may download this document in PDF format:
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Practical suggestions are provided in this guide for service providers to assess the feasibility of implementing ageing in place in their homes. Specifications and other considerations relevant in the design phase, and in the planned development of ageing in place homes, are also presented.
The stories of a number of individual residential aged care service providers - their background and progress towards an ageing in place approach to care - have been included in this Guide. They are not necessarily included to illustrate 'best practice' in the implementation of ageing in place but rather to illuminate the various issues that arise, and the strategies that a home may adopt in dealing with them.
The case studies demonstrate that there is no single formula for the successful operation of a home that enables ageing in place. Each home must devise a unique set of strategies - strategies that are
appropriate both for the home’s development needs and potential, and for the continuing appropriate care and support of residents.
Information for consumers on ageing in place.You may download this document in PDF format:
PDF printable version of Ageing in Place: Quality Care for Older Australians (PDF 299 KB)
There comes a time when some older Australians become unable to live independently in their own homes.
In the past older people needing residential care were able to access either a hostel or a nursing home. Generally, people who were frail and in need of personal care support were eligible for hostel care. Those needing high levels of care (including nursing care) were eligible for nursing home care.
Recent improvements to aged care arrangements now make it possible for people to receive care at low or high level in the same home. This removes the need to move as a result of changing care needs.
This is called ‘ageing in place’.
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