Extra help with daily activities in advanced age: Findings from LiLACS NZ presents key findings about extra help received with daily activities by Māori (aged 80-90 years) and non-Māori (aged 85 years).
The findings are from a population-based sample of people in advanced age living in the Bay of Plenty, who are taking part in a longitudinal study of advanced ageing, called Life and Living in Advanced Age: a Cohort Study in New Zealand – Te Puā waitanga O Ngā Tapuwae Kia Ora Tonu (LiLACS NZ).
The report is available on the LiLACS NZ publications website.
Overview of key findings
- Most people in advanced age (80%) reported having someone to provide extra help with daily activities.
- Men (76%) were less likely than women (84%) to have someone to provide extra help with daily activities.
- Domestic activities, including managing money, housework and shopping, were the most common activities that people received extra help with.
This information, in combination with the other reports in the LiLACS NZ short report series, will assist the health and social sectors to paint a more complete picture of the health and wellbeing of older people.
For more information
Information about the LiLACS NZ study including the other short reports in the LiLACS NZ short report series can be found on the The LiLACS NZ research programme page.
Further information about findings in this report and LiLACS NZ is on the LiLACS NZ website.