Older People must have

  1. Full Access to all essential health services based solely on a positive commitment to the health of Older People and free from any age related biases or discrimination.
  2. Equality of treatment for older people should not be withheld on the basis of age alone and must be for clear and agreed clinical reasons.
  3. Access to properly funded Home Help Services organised locally to enable Older People to continue to remain at home.
  4. If and when the time arrives for the Older Person access to Long Term Care it must be on a needs assessment basis which will enable the older person to move to a care setting appropriate to their need and in which their autonomy, choices and wishes are both respected and implemented.


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