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Health Service Framework for Older People 2009–2016

Australia Government of South Australia Country Resources Older Persons General Health Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards South Australia 1 July 2008 Policy document Older Persons, service standards

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This Framework sets out the strategies and investments that SA Health will undertake in response to the future health
service needs of older people. The key initiatives contained within the Framework and the enablers for achieving the
intended outcomes are summarised in Table 3 on page 31.
The overall objectives of this Framework are to:
- Maximise the period in which older people maintain good health and wellness
- Compress the period in which they transition to ill-health, become frail and increasingly dependent on care
- Deliver services and programs that keep older people out of hospitals and shift the balance of care toward care provided in the community
- Deliver services that are integrated across the continuum of care and promote smooth transitions between the care settings that exists along that continuum
- Position at the ‘right places’ along the continuum of care, the right types of services that specialise in care of older people in ways that ensure the sustainability and efficacy of those services
> reduce dependence on the health and aged sector over the long term and promote cost effective outcomes for SA Health.

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