Community care for Indigenous older people: An update

Melissa Lindeman, K Smith, D Logiudice, Mark Elliott

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    In this brief paper, we outline some important messages in the literature pertaining to community care for Indigenous older people. Such literature has been scarce until relatively recently. These key messages are particularly important as aged care sector reforms are implemented. We highlight significant research findings concerning health, care preferences and service delivery challenges for the provision of community care for this population group. To be successful, a service needs to be relevant, and to be relevant, services need to take a community development approach in their development and ongoing management.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)124-127
    Number of pages4
    JournalAustralasian Journal on Ageing
    Issue number2
    Early online date2016
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017

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    Lindeman, M., Smith, K., Logiudice, D., & Elliott, M. (2017). Community care for Indigenous older people: An update. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 36(2), 124-127.