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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
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
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.



Impact of age on capability
Impact of age on Capability ability to access services....

  • 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
Impact of age on Health needs ability to access services....

  • 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
Non NHS agencies ability to access services....

  • 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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