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Improving care for older people: a summary of policy for Health Services

Victorian Government Department of Human Services Country Resources Older Persons General Health Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Australia, Victoria Policy document community, elderly care, health service

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Improving care for older people: a policy for Health Services focuses on improving the care provided for older people by Health Services and integrating care across settings to ensure that people have the appropriate care in the appropriate place.

Three fundamental issues have emerged in considering how to improve and integrate the care of older people, namely, the need to: adopt a strong person-centred approach to the provision of care and services, better understand the complexity of older people's health care needs, improve integration within Health Service's community-based programs and between Health Services and ongoing support services available in the broader community.

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