Name: Framework for integrated community-based life-long health and care services in aged societies
Identifier: IWA 18:2016
Issuing Organisation: ISO
Organization website (opens in new window): https://www.iso.org/
Link to standard (opens in new window): https://www.iso.org/standard/67913.html
Issue Year: 2016
Forward Review Date: Not known
Intended Audiences: Carers, Governmental and Public Sector Bodies, and Professional and Trade Bodies
IWA 18:2016 provides guidelines for addressing challenges faced by societies that have been unable to adapt to an ageing population. It can also be used by stakeholders as a useful reference at regional or global level.
IWA 18:2016 addresses health, care and social challenges (including health care needs, daily living tasks, well-being, combating isolation and keeping safe) to ensure that the needs of individuals continue to be met as they grow older. It also outlines principles related to ethics, community-based solutions, integration, person-centred solutions and innovation.
Relevance to Active and Healthy Ageing: High
Older Person Specific: Yes
Usage / Adoption status: Not known
The terms “ageing society” (where more than 7% are 65 years or older) and “aged society” (where more than 14 % are 65 years or older) are derived from past UN population reports. The term “super-aged society” (where more than 21 % are 65 years or older) is an extension of these terms. It is used in the academia and government of Japan and is gradually spreading into use in international news arenas.