Our Healthy Ageing Service Response, delivered by Eastern Health in partnership with St Vincent’s Hospital, will address the holistic needs of older people aged 65+ and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples aged 55+, who are living independently as well as those in residential aged care facilities. Recognising the particular mental health challenges facing older persons, the Healthy Ageing Service Response will entail:
• identifying people at risk of mental illness
• providing support and workforce training in mental health to GPs, practice staff, and residential aged care facility staff to drive collaborative team-based care. Resource here
• increasing support to older people with mental illness living in the community or in residential aged care facilities, and their families. Resource here
The Healthy Ageing Service Response involves a whole-of-person approach, taking into consideration other support needs including alcohol and drug treatment, suicide prevention, psychosocial support, housing, and physical health.
Organisation: Eastern Melbourne PHN
More information: https://www.emphn.org.au/
Contact: P: (03) 9046 0300 E: firstname.lastname@example.org