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Published: 05/06/2013

HEALTH OF OLDER PEOPLE

The Health of Older People (HoP) portfolio is principally responsible for the care of people within central Auckland who are aged 65 and over. Providers of service for this group fall into four main categories, these being: Aged Residential Care (ARC), Home and Community Support services, Specialist services (Auckland City Hospital Inpatient services and A+links) and domiciliary care.  In addition, this group, which accounts for approximately 10% of the ADHB population, are high users of other services such as primary and acute care, as well as being major contributors to costs associated with the provision of pharmaceuticals and laboratory tests.

The ADHB is charged with implementing the national Health of Older People Strategy, which is concerned to a large degree with the enactment of the ‘Ageing in Place’ philosophy – a fundamental shift in care provision which will enable older people to be maintained safely in their homes with support for longer or indefinite periods of time, delaying or preventing admission to residential care wherever possible. To implement this in our area, and to ensure that older people are receiving care in a ‘right time, right place’ approach, some significant changes still need to occur in the way that we fund and provide services.

This shift is detailed in the ADHB strategy for Older People, Healthy Ageing 2020, which was released following extensive consultation in 2006. We have been implementing the key aspects of the strategy in a staged way since 2008, and we are now three years into the implementation programme, which has completely remodelled the way that we provide and fund services for Older People in their won homes.

A copy of the original Health of Older Person Strategy can be downloaded here.

Aged Residential Care Management Training Day December 2012

Below are the power point presentations from the training day.

Adult HSG Services Update – Andrew Davies, Performance Director, Adult Health Service Group

Norovirus, Flu & MRSA Update – Dr Sally Roberts, Clinical Director Microbiology

Health of Older People Regional Plan Past, Present, Future – Chris Pegg, Programme Manager, Northern District Health Board Support Agency

Management Operating System (MOS), how it gives visibility and focus to key KPIs – Louise Carrucan-Wood, Improvement Specialist

Cluster Group Update, falls and pressure injuries – Jane Lees, Acting Director of Nursing

InterRAI and Our Learnings at ADHB – Kate Rhodes, Lead Practitioner and Ann-Marie Higgins, Systems Clinician

Planning and Funding update – Kate Sladden, Acting Planning and Funding Manager, Health of Older People

Contact Kate Sladden, Planning and Funding Manager Health of Older People, Disability & Palliative Care 630 9943 x 26714 KateS@ADHB.GOVT.NZ