Aged Care Market: New Market Research Report Announced; Global Industry Analysis 2016 – 2023

Most of us want to remain independent and stay in control, but due to growing age our ability starts to decline. Hence, the concept of aged care is introduced, for an easy and better living with proper nursing facility for the higher age group. It is also known as elderly care or eldercare. It emphasizes on the personal and social needs of senior citizens as they need some assistance in their daily activities and medical support who desire to age gracefully. A special act has been taken by the Australian Government for senior citizens known as The Aged Care Act 1997 for people who are unable to live independently of their own. It promises to provides them better and longer living. It is an important distinction that the designing of house, services, activities and employee training of global elderly care falls under the unpaid market sector. The main agenda is to ensure that eldercare services are targeted towards people and areas with the utmost need, it facilitate access to aged care services by those who need them, irrespective of culture, race, language, gender and economic background. Focus is also given on people who are homeless or lives in remote areas and special care is also provided for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) group. Programs are being adopted for the community based care for older people those are Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and Home Care Packages Program. These provides coordinated and personalized home care and also offers four classes of package to assist aged people with simple, low, high and very high care needs.

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Feeling tired or weak? Don’t assume it’s just aging

When Christopher Callahan examines older patients, he often hears a similar refrain.

“I’m tired. It’s hard to get up and about. I’ve been feeling kind of down, but I know I’m just getting old.”

This fatalistic stance relies on mistaken ideas about aging.

In fact, fatigue, weakness and depression aren’t expected consequences of growing older, said Callahan, director of the Center for Aging Research at Indiana University’s School of Medicine.

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Construction, occupational therapy marry need, product

Angela Balcom submitted this story about the changing needs of aging baby boomers summarizing the meeting of construction and occupational therapy.

A construction worker walks up to the counter to buy supplies for a standard-sized door frame.  Another construction worker is standing with a list of supplies needed for a doorway that a wheelchair will fit through. 

The first guy asks the second guy “Why are you buying so many supplies?”

He tells him that, after receiving a request from an occupational therapy practitioner, he has to modify the doorframe so the person in a wheelchair is able to get into his/her own home.

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How to keep Mom and Dad's cars safe for winter driving

As people age, getting to the car and getting in and out of the car can become more difficult. During the winter months, it is especially important to make sure older loved ones have a safe path to the car and once they get to the car, they are traveling safely on the roadways.

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Senior Advocates Pushing for More PACE Slots in 2017

North Carolina’s PACE programs serving vulnerable seniors have been prevented from expanding by a the state for several years

It’s tough to put in place all the resources to help seniors stay at home as they age, but Kim Schwartz, head of the Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center, felt like she had an answer for many of the folks who live in rural Hertford County, where she works. She wanted to create a PACE program.

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