Reposted from HealthInfo Blog
Framework for Integrating Care for Older People with Complex Health Needs
In 2010, there were 1.02 million people 65 years of age and over living in NSW, and this is expected to double by 2050. However, for a growing number of older people, this will include living with complex health needs such as dementia and other chronic diseases. Currently, care is fragmented between different healthcare providers in community, primary health and acute care settings. The Building Partnerships Framework published by the Agency for Clinical Innovation, provides the most comprehensive look yet at how to integrate services for older people with complex health needs and introduces a vision of multi-sector partnerships that involve older people, their carer and families every step of the way.