Older People: Health & Wellbeing

Overview

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.

Healthy Ageing Paper

In April 2018 the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) completed a healthy ageing paper for IEPCP that explores the theoretical frameworks, strategic and legislative context, factors influencing healthy ageing, interventions and impact.

Health and wellbeing needs of older people in the Eastern Metropolitan Region

In 2016, the Inner East Primary Care Partnership completed a report about the Health and Wellbeing Needs of Older People in the Eastern Region of Melbourne.

This report used 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.

Older Persons Research Cover Page                                                               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

The Well

Healthy Ageing is now featured on the shared PCP platform The Well.

 

Resources:

Title Date Type Author Files
Healthy Ageing Paper – NARI

Explores the theoretical frameworks, strategic and legislative context, factors influencing healthy ageing, interventions and impact.

02/07/2018 Document
IEPCP Health and Wellbeing Needs of Older People Living in the Eastern Region of Melbourne FULL REPORT

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.

18/07/2017 Document Inner East Primary Care Partnership
IEPCP Health and Wellbeing Needs of Older People Living in the Eastern Region of Melbourne SUMMARY OF FINDINGS

Provides an overview and major findings 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.

18/07/2017 Document Inner East Primary Care Partnership
WHO World Report on Ageing & Health 2015

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.

12/01/2017 Document World Health Organization
Healthy Ageing Literature Review 2016

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

12/01/2017 Document The National Ageing Research Institute for DHHS
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.

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