Older Clients Essay

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Patricia Moore



Older Clients

Assessment 2 Aged Care

2 P/T November group L

26 April 2013

HLTEN515B Assessment 2 – Short Answer Questions
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Instructions: Please answer the following questions in a new Word doc and upload to my.TAFE on completion. There is no word limit on each question, however please ensure you answer the question thoroughly and reference where you sourced your information from. You may be asked to resubmit specific questions if you do not answer them in enough detail.
Please ensure you refer to the APA Referencing Guide located in your Study Utilities on my.TAFE. Each answer must contain APA style in-text referencing. Your
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(Blue care, 2013)

Blue care (2013) 'Types of respite care services' retrieved on 11 April 2013 from http://www.bluecare.org.au/Care-and-Support/By-Service/Respite-Care.aspx

2. Explain your understanding of the changing demographics of the ageing population in Australia. How could this impact on your nursing care?

The Australian Government’s Intergenerational
Report (IGR) projects that over the next 40 years, the proportion of the population aged over 65 years will almost double to around 25 per cent. At the same time, growth in the population of traditional workforce age – 15 to 64 – is expected to slow to almost zero.
This will have a profound effect on the economy and, potentially, on our living standards. The recent stagnation of the Japanese economy has been at least partly driven by its rapidly ageing population, and provides a warning to Australia to start preparing for these issues now.
Over time, the ageing of our population will result in a greater demand for Age Pensions and health and aged care spending. And the need to keep up with changing technology and community expectations of accessing the most advanced diagnostic tests and medical treatments is putting ever increasing demands on health spending. The IGR projects that these pressures will continue.

Life expectancy today is over 82 years for Australian women, and over 77 years for Australian men,