The challenge of older people living in aged care environments

Hickson, Louise (2009). The challenge of older people living in aged care environments. In: Louise Hickson, Hearing Care for Adults 2009 - The Challenge of Aging. Proceedings of the Second International Adult Conference. Second International Adult Conference, Chicago, United States, (119-122). 16-18 November 2009.

Author Hickson, Louise
Title of paper The challenge of older people living in aged care environments
Conference name Second International Adult Conference
Conference location Chicago, United States
Conference dates 16-18 November 2009
Proceedings title Hearing Care for Adults 2009 - The Challenge of Aging. Proceedings of the Second International Adult Conference
Place of Publication Staefa, Switzerland
Publisher Phonak
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status
Editor Louise Hickson
Start page 119
End page 122
Total pages 4
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Aged Care Facilities (ACFs) have different names in different parts of the world. They may be called nursing homes, high care homes or extended care facilities, however the feature that they all have in common is that the older adults who live in such facilities require 24-hour care. In countries such as the United States, United Kingdom and Australia only 5 to 6% of the population over 65 live in ACFs, however the proportion increases with age and approximately 30% of the population aged over 85 live in such facilities. They are, therefore, a relatively small proportion of the older population, however they are also the most frail, dependent and vulnerable and the most in need of high quality care.
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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