Voluntary Health Scotland are exhibiting at this event.
Caring for our older people in Scotland is a complex task. The number of older people is on the rise with people living longer with a multitude of health and care needs. There is an immediate importance of addressing this, evident through a range of policies from the Scottish Government that look at our rising care needs. The last few years has seen major changes unfold through the Public Bodies Act 2014. The new legislation aims to deliver an integrated yet flexible care system especially important to many older people who do have a range of care needs and health issues.
Currently there is a review of the national care standards. The human rights of each person need to be embedded strongly in all care approaches. Receiving proper care and being treated with dignity is the backbone that is essential to all older people in Scotland.
Care provisions and the needs of Scotland’s older people need to be met, but we also need to have greater equality across Scotland. Although life expectancy is rising, those living in poorer areas of Scotland can have life expectancy cut by over 10 years. The preventative approach to health for older people must be addressed alongside the immediate care needs to ensure future delivery is not an impossible task.
We hope to bring together a range of delegates from the care profession who have a role in older people care in Scotland. The day will look to explore the difficulties ahead but also examine the opportunities and what is currently working well.
Topics to be discussed:
- Equality in care
- National Care Standards
- Reshaping care for older people
- Health and social care integration
- Getting it right for older people
- Human rights, dignity and privacy in older people care
- Community role in care
- Preventative health measures and promotion of healthy ageing
- Complaints in care
- Staffing and skills
There is a cost to attend this event- please see the MacKay Hannah web page for further information