This American policy brief aims to provide recommendations to policy makers and service providers to improve the health and wellness of LGBT elders of colour. While the recommendations are based on the American context the content can provide insightful in other contexts.
This pdf downloadable pamphlet is a resource guide based on a comprehensive review of the literature, best practice examples from the UK and beyond as well as interviews with stakeholders involved in dementia care, policy and practice.
Alzheimer’s is one of the main forms of dementia, which involves impaired brain function, the loss of short-term memory, and trouble completing even basic, familiar daily tasks. Caring for family members with this disease can take an emotional as well as financial toll on families. Arranging for the care of a person suffering from dementia can be complex and expensive. Adding to that complexity, patients are often unable to manage or understand their finances.
"This nursing best practice guideline (BPG)* is a comprehensive document that provides resources for evidencebased nursing practice. It is not intended to be a manual or “how to” guide, but rather a tool to guide best practices and enhance decision-making for nurses and other health-care providers working with adults (18 years and older) who are at risk for falls and fall injuries. The Guideline should be reviewed and applied in accordance with both the needs of individual organizations or practice settings, and the needs and preferences of persons and their families accessing the health system for care and services. In addition, the Guideline offers an overview of appropriate tructures and supports for providing the best possible evidence-based care." 129 Pages. Last reviewed October, 2017.
This handbook from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and covers a variety of different care considerations including older prisoners, prisoners with terminal illness, those under the sentence of death and prisoners with mental health care needs, those with disabilities, ethnic and racial minorities and foreign national prisoners, indigenous peoples and LGBT prisoners.
This British resource provides education for correctional facility staff and anyone who wishes to practically enhance the lives of older offenders. It contains a number of one page information sheets s to help staff recognize and respond to a variety of common health issues.
This guide by the Public Health Agency of Canada provides practical and easy to follow advice, tips and additional sources of information to help you communicate clearly and effectively to audiences of all ages.
This guide is designed to help people assess the age-friendliness of their communities; get people involved; set goals; create and carry out a plan; assess whether you have accomplished the goals in your plan and then share the results with others.
The Respect Aging training mateirals were developed to educate and train various target audiences to support them in recognizing, preventing and intervening in violence against older persons. Last reviewed May 2017. 240 pages.
Older Canadians are valuable members of our communities, yet many are vulnerable to various forms of ageism, abuse, mistreatment and isolation from the same communities that also value them. Ageism is commonly understood to be, “the stereotyping of, and discrimination against, individuals or groups because of their age”. While this can include those who are young or old, ageism appears to be a more significant issue for older members of our society. Indeed, many have come to remark how this form of discrimination still appears to be the last acceptable ‘ism’ in our society.