Integrated Care, Health and Housing

Presenter: Dr Andrew Simon Gilbert, NARI

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About the presentation

Integrated care has become a popular policy and practice goal over recent decades. The broad aim of integration is to overcome fragmentation between services and sectors in order to improve the health and wellbeing of clients, the sustainability of care systems and client satisfaction with services. This seminar reports on a study conducted by NARI for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, which reviewed integrated models of care as they relate to the interfaces between aged care, healthcare and housing. The seminar will explore what integration means at an individual, or person-centred, level and at a population, or community-focused, level, emphasizing the importance of both for supporting the needs of Australia's ageing population. The seminar will also consider how alternative forms of housing can be integrated with health and/or aged care services, and how Government support for these initiatives could address gaps in Australia's aged care policy. 

About the presenter

Dr Andrew Simon Gilbert is a Research Fellow in the Social Gerontology Division at National Ageing Research Institute. His disciplinary training is in sociology, anthropology and communication studies and he is an experienced qualitative researcher. He is an emerging researcher in health and aged care systems, including organizational issues and policy. He also has over 10 years’ experience working with people with intellectual disabilities in both government and non-profit sectors. 

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