Older People

The World Health Organisation says that most developed world countries have accepted the chronological age of 65 years as a definition of ‘elderly’ or older person. Other socially constructed meanings of age are more significant such as the roles assigned to older people; in some cases it is the loss of roles accompanying physical decline which is significant in defining old age.

Resources accessible from this page will fit with the social care ethos of person centred working and the Care Act responsibilities to promote and maintain wellbeing. Also check resources for people living with dementia.