Why is this important?
By the time people reach their 80s, 54% of adults need help with one or more daily activities like bathing, cooking or using the toilet unaided. Based on current trends, healthcare spending will have to increase by 3.3% and social care spending by 3.9% every year for the next 15 years, just to keep pace with increased demand. As the older population grows in size, the need for health services and support in the community grows too.
Raising the bar on strength and balance: The importance of community-based provision
This report presents the models of delivery, issues, barriers and innovative solutions of community-based strength and balance programmes.
Better Together: a comparative analysis of age-friendly and dementia-friendly communities
As more communities commit to becoming both age-friendly and dementia-friendly, there is an interest to commit to becoming age-friendly and dementia-friendly, there is increasing interest in how the two types of initiatives work together, and complement rather than compete. An AARP report by Natalie Turner and Lydia Morkan.