Older People: Health & Wellbeing

Overview

What do older people in the east need to maintain health, wellbeing, independence and safety? The Inner East Primary Care Partnership has produced a report about the Health and Wellbeing Needs of Older People in the Eastern Region of Melbourne to better understand this question.

This work uses the World Health Organisation approach to healthy ageing which considers that a person’s ability to live the life they value is determined by both their intrinsic capability—the personal, health and genetic characteristics within them—and the environment in which they live.

A key purpose of the research is to identify opportunities for future work we can do collaboratively with our partner agencies. 

Older Persons Research Cover Page                                Major Findings Pic                               Grey Lit Pic

          Full Report                                              Summary of Findings                             Grey Literature Review

Pic Excel  DATA DASHBOARD – Excel spreadsheet with access to data used in the report

Regional Snapshots

Eastern Region of Melbourne

Inner East:     Boroondara          Manningham          Monash         Whitehorse

Outer East:        Knox         Maroondah          Yarra Ranges

Why is older people’s health and wellbeing a priority?

The Eastern Metropolitan Region (EMR) has an ageing population who want to stay healthy and well and living independently in their own homes. The estimated number of people aged over 6o years in the region in 2014 was 229,084, or 21.7% of the total EMR population. We expect that this will increase by almost 67,000 to a total of 295,757 by 2026.

For more information please contact Sharon Porteous on (03) 8843 2254 or sharon.porteous@iepcp.org.au

Resources:

Title Info Files
IEPCP Health and Wellbeing Needs of Older People Living in the Eastern Region SUMMARY OF FINDINGS
By: Inner East Primary Care Partnership

Provides the introduction and major findings sections of research that systematically addresses the question of what older people living in the Eastern Region of Melbourne need to maintain health, wellbeing, independence and safety.

Date: 25/01/2017

Type: Document

IEPCP Health and Wellbeing Needs of Older People Living in the Eastern Region of Melbourne FINAL REPORT
By: Inner East Primary Care Partnership

This research report systematically addresses the question of what older people living in the Eastern Region of Melbourne need to maintain health, wellbeing, independence and safety.

Date: 25/01/2017

Type: Document

WHO World Report on Ageing & Health 2015
By: World Health Organization

The World Report responds to the challenges of an ageing population by recommending changes in the way health policies for ageing populations are formulated and services are provided.

Date: 12/01/2017

Type: Document

Healthy Ageing Literature Review 2016
By: The National Ageing Research Institute for DHHS

Provides an overview of the research evidence for various determinants of healthy ageing.

Date: 12/01/2017

Type: Document

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people and other peoples of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land on which our work in the community takes place. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.