IWA 18:2016 Preview

Framework for integrated community-based life-long health and care services in aged societies

IWA 18:2016 provides guidelines for addressing challenges faced by societies that have been unable to adapt to an ageing population. It can also be used by stakeholders as a useful reference at regional or global level.

IWA 18:2016 addresses health, care and social challenges (including health care needs, daily living tasks, well-being, combating isolation and keeping safe) to ensure that the needs of individuals continue to be met as they grow older. It also outlines principles related to ethics, community-based solutions, integration, person-centred solutions and innovation.

General information

  • Current status : Published
    Publication date : 2016-06
  • Edition : 1
    Number of pages : 29
  • :
    Technical Management Board - groups
  • 11.020.10
    Health care services in general

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