Dental, vision, and hearing conditions are among the most common long-term health conditions associated with ageing and are significant contributors to Australia’s late-life disability burden and reduced quality of life. Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) older adults exhibit increased vulnerability to these conditions, attributable to diminished rates of participation in preventive endeavours stemming from multifaceted challenges, including structural, cultural, and attitudinal factors. Prevention and early diagnosis yield substantial benefits, encompassing the reduction of emergency hospital admissions, cost-savings to health systems, and improved quality of life for CALD older adults; however, existing preventive care models for these three conditions suffer from fragmented provision, disciplinary segregation, and limited scope, particularly regarding home-based services.
|CALD older adults and home care services
|Effective start/end date
|1/01/23 → 30/06/24
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