It is predicted that by 2033 there will be a 50% increase in the number of people over 60 in Scotland. This is accompanied by increasing longevity.
This evidence review focuses on the spiritual care of older people as one of the ways in which person-centred care can be achieved.
Report that identifies the impacts which demographic change and an ageing population will have primarily on the public finances in respect of the provision of health and social care, housing, and pensions and the labour force, and the planning being undertaken by the Scottish Government and key public bodies to mitigate such impacts.
Many European countries, including the UK, are now facing the dual challenge of responding to the demographic changes brought by population ageing, while also implementing tough austerity measures following the 2008 financial and economic crisis.
With increasing pressure on public budgets, this is an important moment to consider what it is that makes a country a good place to grow old, and where possible to learn lessons from our European neighbours on the policies and services that are most effective in giving older people a good quality of life.
Paper that is an examination of the recent restructuring and subsequent convergence of European long-term care models. This paper also aims to highlight the increased role of migrant care workers and the need for great social and governmental recognition for all care providers.
Stimulation of the care market can not only help to meet demand but can turn the challenges of an ageing population into a driver for economic growth – with new opportunities for existing providers, small scale start-ups and health and care technologies.
This paper is designed to kick off that debate and look at some of the key challenges and opportunities in developing a new care economy.
The European Year of Active Ageing 2012 aims to promote the quality of life and well-being of the European population, especially older people, and to promote solidarity between the generations. This report highlights the need for promoting active ageing in the workforce.
Projections on how many people in the United Kingdom will live to age 100.
European countries with high senior employment rates have the highest levels of job satisfaction despite an older and more physically limited workforce.
Report that gives an overview of population ageing in the UK, its constituent countries and the European Union.
Paper that explores what people with learning disabilities and their families have to say about getting older, their experiences and feelings, and what is most important to them in later life.
Cally Ward gathered views from a range of people with learning disabilities, who often have high levels of unmet health needs as a result of the inequalities they have experienced in the health system.