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Healthy Ageing And Aged Care

Author : Maree Bernoth
ISBN : 0195597583
Genre : Aging
File Size : 38.61 MB
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This is a book about life-the continuum of life, the impact of choices made throughout life, changes that happen during our lives and a celebration of lives lived! At the very heart of the book is the people who are living, who have lived their lives and are generously sharing their experiences with you-people who are ageing, people who make up families and communities and people who are health professionals, especially registered nurses, who work with and provide support for individuals, families and communities to ensure the best possible outcomes.Healthy Ageing and Aged Care takes an inter-disciplinary approach to supporting older people within the community and in care. It represents current Australian and New Zealand policies and practices and takes a holistic view of the older person, and emphasises the positive aspects of the ageing process, maintaining that people age in healthy ways and continue to be an integral part of their families and communities. This is one of the rewarding aspects of working with older people-assessing accurately and collaboratively putting in place strategies that can maintain the person's quality of life. The goal is for you to be able to develop those skills by engaging with the material in this book. Accompanying videos and audio recordings give life to case studies in the text. They enhance the learning experience for the student audience by providing an opportunity to see the complexities and idiosyncrasies of situations relevant to older people and their carers.
Category: Aging

The Residential Care Manual

Author : Australia. Department of Health and Ageing. Ageing and Aged Care Division
ISBN : OCLC:957024896
Genre : Nursing homes
File Size : 46.87 MB
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Category: Nursing homes

Aged Care Assessment Program

Author : Australia. Department of Health and Ageing
ISBN : OCLC:899727214
Genre : Older people
File Size : 28.95 MB
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"The Aged Care Assessment Program (ACAP) is an initiative of the Commonwealth Government. Under a cooperative working arrangement, the Commonwealth provides grants to State and Territory Governments specifically to operate Aged care Assessment Teams (ACATs) - known as Aged care Assessment Services in Victoria. The ACAP is an important and integral part of Australia's aged care system. The core objective of the ACAP is to comprehensively assess the needs of frail older people and to facilitate access to available care services appropriate to their needs ... The Commonwealth Aged Care Assessment Program Operational Guidelines (the Operational Guidelines) outline the Commonwealth's policy for implementing the ACAP through ACATs. These guidelines replace the Commonwealth guidelines for Assessment Services 1987."--page 13.
Category: Older people

The Australian Carer A Training Manual For Aged Care Workers

Author : Helen Croft
ISBN : 9780170368803
Genre :
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The Australian Carer: A Training Manual for Aged Care workers, 4e addresses the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support, and particularly supports the Aged Care and Home and Community elective streams. A practical, down-to-earth training manual for personal care workers in the contemporary health and community services environment, it also supports skill development and knowledge for the competencies and qualifications associated with the training package for aged care. The Australian Carer, 4e keeps you up to date on the latest best practice with revised content around legislation and funding, palliative care, communications technology, strengths-based care, and new pedagogy to encourage reflection and debate on aged care issues.

Contemporary Issues In Gerontology

Author : Victor Minichiello
ISBN : 9781134220120
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 47.24 MB
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Written by leading international experts, this book helps students and practitioners to better understand and cater for the needs of our ageing population. It examines: how services can be provided to meet the expectations and needs of a growing population of ageing citizens within a cost-effective, social justice and positive ageing framework how resources allocated to aged care can be distributed equitably to better meet the demands associated with housing, retirement, service provision and care how health promotion principles can contribute to a healthy older population. Investigating current critical debates in health and social science, the book explores innovative new approaches to aged care and ageing. By using international examples and a multidisciplinary approach, this comprehensive textbook provides a broad understanding of ageing from a social perspective and analyzes concepts of ageism, healthy ageing and positive ageing.
Category: Social Science

Urban Environments For Healthy Ageing

Author : Anna P Lane
ISBN : 9780429516245
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 30.72 MB
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Around the world, researchers, policy makers, and practitioners are working to ensure cities and communities are prepared for the challenges and opportunities of aged and highly urbanised populations. Bringing together stakeholders from Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America, this book presents new evidence and critical reviews of current knowledge to promote ongoing discussions on: affordable and accessible housing to support ageing in place; built environment supports for health-enhancing physical activity and mobility; and planning and design strategies and approaches to promote healthy and active ageing in cities and communities. The book content is framed by socio-ecological models of ageing and well-being that emphasise the dynamic interconnections between people and environment. Contributions in this edited volume stem from the International Ageing Urbanism Colloquium, 2017, Singapore University of Technology and Design.
Category: Social Science

Steps Toward A Planning Framework For Elder Care In The Arab World

Author : William B. Ward
ISBN : 9781461459781
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 68.23 MB
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This book reviews the elder care literature pertaining to the Arab world and proposes steps that can be taken to improve the health and quality of life of older people in this region. Organized in three main sections (Program Assessment, Program Planning, Conclusions and Recommendations), the book addresses such topics as developing a conceptual framework; Arab world elder demographics; quality of life issues; demand for services; training issues; training capacity and capabilities; and conclusions and recommendations for improving the health of older persons in the Arab world. While the countries of the Arab world have the advantage of a unified language and culture that can be used to expedite development of area-wide approaches to a system of elder care, the lack of economic and political unification (such as common market and open trade) along with institutionalized age discrimination (some Arab countries restrict hiring for government and private jobs to persons younger than 45) present barriers to improving the health of older people. In addition, modernization and ease of transportation have resulted in a heavy focus on Western-style fast food, with an accompanying increase in chronic diseases such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer.
Category: Family & Relationships

Nursing Older People

Author : Rhonda Nay
ISBN : 9780729578981
Genre : Medical
File Size : 76.40 MB
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This edition captures the underlying new approach in patient centred care and thinking from a multidisciplinary perspective. It highlights the most recent ideas and experiences of policy analysts, nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and the consumer experience from both Australia and Internationally. Contemporary research compliments the vignettes of practice and in conjunction with accompanying ‘video’ clips serve to capture the realities of caring for older people in our society. Change in focus of health care system with the patient centered care taking precedence and this new philosophy is incorporated into the third edition Key focus on issues and innovations in aged care, with evidence-based examples and clinical vignettes included throughout the new edition Cases are incorporated into each chapter to re-enforce and highlight many issues faced by nurses and health care workers in aged care Written by experts in the field of aged care Accompanying DVD, provides video clips of interviews with health practitioners and it highlights innovations to health care demands; issues such as dementia and broader aging issues. These serve to re-enforce the underpinning interdisciplinary and innovative approach of the third edition. An Evolve ebooks will be available of this title This text reflects new thinking in care; include the ideas and experiences of policy analysts, nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and the consumer experience mainly from Australia but with international contributions and be based on contemporary research. It will also point readers to ‘the evidence’ where it exists, and include vignettes of practice and ‘video’ clips where appropriate.
Category: Medical

Healthy Ageing

Author : Christine Stephens
ISBN : 9781317272991
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 53.11 MB
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What does it mean to age well? This important new book redefines what ‘successful’ ageing means, challenging the idea that physical health is the only criteria to gauge the ageing process and that an ageing population is necessarily a burden upon society. Using Sen’s Capability Approach as a theoretical starting point Healthy Ageing: A Capability Approach to Inclusive Policy and Practice outlines a nuanced perspective that transcends the purely biomedical view, recognising ideas of resilience, as well as the experiences of older people themselves in determining what it means to age well. It builds to provide a comprehensive response to the overarching discourse that successful ageing is simply about eating well and exercising, acknowledging not only that older people are not always able to follow such advice, but also that well-being is mediated by factors beyond the physical. In an era where ageing has become such an important topic for policy makers, this is a robust and timely response that examines what it means to live well as an older person. It will be hugely valuable not only for students of gerontology and social care, but also professionals working in the field.
Category: Psychology

Modelling Our Future

Author : Anil Gupta
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123275450
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 83.58 MB
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This volume presents selected papers presented at the International Microsimulation Conference on Population Ageing and Health: Modelling Our Future held in Canberra, Australia in December 2003; and recent thinking in the field of microsimulation as reflected in special contributions by some of the leading experts in the field.
Category: Business & Economics