Priority actions 2019–2022

Ageing well – Te pai o ngātau o te kaumātuatanga

  • Develop and support the growth of age-friendly communities
  • Increase physical and mental resilience
  • Work across government on the socioeconomic determinants of health to prevent harm, illness and disability and improve people’s safety and independence

Healthy Ageing Strategy: Ageing well  (pdf, 174 KB)

Acute and restorative care – Ngātuāhuatanga manaaki, whakaora i te hunga māuiui

  • Reduce inappropriate acute admissions and improve assessment processes
  • Prevent unnecessary acute hospitalisations and emergency department attendances
  • Support rehabilitation closer to home.

Healthy Ageing Strategy: Acute and restorative care (pdf, 150 KB)

Living well with long-term conditions – E noho ora ana i roto i ngā māuiuitanga o te tinana

  • Implement models of care that are needs based, person-centred and equitable
  • Support the capacity and capability of the workforce to provide care and support for older people with a more complex and diverse range of health and support needs
  • Strengthen implementation of the New Zealand Dementia Care Framework and cognitive impairment pathways.

Healthy Ageing Strategy: Living well with long term conditions (pdf, 182 KB)

Supporting people with high and complex needs – He tautoko i te hunga pakeke he uaua, he maha hoki o rātau taumahatanga

  • Focused care of frailty in the community
  • Better integrate services for people living in aged residential care
  • Integrate funding and service delivery around the needs and aspirations of older people to improve the health outcomes for priority population groups
  • Improve integration of information from assessment and care planning with acute care services, and with those responsible for advance care planning
  • Build the resilience and capability of family and whānau, volunteer groups and other community groups that support older people with high and complex needs and those with end-of-life care needs.

Healthy Ageing Strategy: Supporting people with high and complex needs (pdf, 209 KB)

A respectful end of life - Te mate rangatira i ngā tau whakamutunga o te hunga pakeke

  • Build a greater palliative care workforce closer to home
  • Improve the quality and effectiveness of palliative care

The priority actions for this area of focus continue from the first phase of implementation. In future years these actions will be managed and monitored as part of a dedicated stream of work on palliative care. This work stream is currently being developed.

Healthy Ageing Strategy: Respectful end of life (pdf, 183 KB)

Implementation, measurement and review – Whakatinana, inenga, arotake

  • Monitor the performance of the system in implementing the strategy.

Healthy Ageing Strategy: Implementation, measurement and review (pdf, 154 KB)

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