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Queensland Health's Directions for Aged Care 2004-2011

Queensland Health, Australia Country Resources Older Persons General Health Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Queensland 31 December 2004 Policy document dementia, health service, mental health service

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The purpose of Queensland Health’s Directions for Aged Care 2004-2011 is to provide
direction to health service providers on meeting older people’s health and aged care
needs while respecting their (and their carers’) choices about that care. It will inform
future health service planning decisions.

The document is primarily targeted to those 65 years and over and those 45 years and
over who are from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds. It is recognised
however, that persons younger than this may require interventions and support that are
characteristic of older persons.

The document focuses on areas that require attention now, to ensure Queensland Health
continues to deliver quality services to our ageing population. It recognises the need to
both support continuing good health and provide services for those whose health status
has been compromised.

Directions for Aged Care addresses seven policy areas:
-Acute hospital services
- Care for older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- Community care
- Dementia care
- Mental health care
- Residential aged care
- Workforce


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