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Impact of aging – Implications for GPs. Important consideration for GPs in Practice and an old favourite of CSA examiners Requires GPs to take time, think about the psychosocial impact of illness and utilise a wide range of agencies to support patients and carers in their home.

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Impact of aging – Implications for GPs

  • Important consideration for GPs in Practice and an old favourite of CSA examiners

  • Requires GPs to take time, think about the psychosocial impact of illness and utilise a wide range of agencies to support patients and carers in their home


Causes of changes

Fertility

  • 2.86 births/woman in 1962

  • 1.96 births /woman in 2007

    Mortality

  • Declining DR (improve health care and social services)

  • Rising life expectancy

  • 77.5yrs male

  • 81.7 yrs female

Migration

  • overall has little impact on ageing population.


  • A few thoughts on how age affects healthcare needs and ability to access services....


Impact of age on Capability

  • Physical limitations

    • Falls risk

    • Mobility

    • Vision

    • Hearing

  • Medicines compliance

    General

    • Housing

    • Heating

    • Nutrition

    • Poverty

Falls assessment/clinic referral

Walking aids, Motability

Ability to drive, DVLA Regs

Disabled parking badge scheme

Footwear/Chiropody

Free sight tests

Hearing aids

Memory clinic referral

Dosette box, Nomad tray,

Pill reminder

Residential and Nursing Home Care

Social Services


Impact of age on Health needs

  • Service design

  • Chronic Disease management

  • Mental Health

Longer appointments

Disabled access to surgery

Home visits

Large print information

Multiple appointments

Continuity of care

End of Life Care

Redundancy, early retirement, workplace discrimination

Cognition/memory problems

Bereavement support

Loneliness – day centres


Non NHS agencies

  • Age concern www.ageuk.org.uk

  • Alzheimers society http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/

  • Calderdale council http://www.calderdale.gov.uk/socialcare/olderpeople/


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