Older People must have
- 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.
- 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.
- Access to properly funded Home Help Services organised locally to enable Older People to continue to remain at home.
- 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.