A full life - all your life — A Quality Reform for Older Persons
Norwegian Association of clinical dietitians affliated with the Association of resaerch workers (KEFF) is invited to all Public Health initiative and whitepaper hearings for nutrition and dietetics.
In 2018 we gave input to the following whitepaper
A full life – A quality reform for older persons – Meld st.15 ( 2017-2018)
Recommendation by the Ministry of Health and Care Services on 04 May 2018, approved at the cabinet meeting the same day. (Solberg government)
Most older persons in Norway live good lives. They have an impact on their own daily lives. They are active and participate in the social community. They have good health and care services that are available when needed. They contribute with their own resources at work, and to family and friends in their community.
All older persons should be able to continue enjoying their daily lives, even when health issues arise and public services are needed.
Local communities have developed good solutions to ensure this. However, not all of these good solutions are utilised by municipalities, and some are used only randomly. Services are therefore not always adequate, and the quality of services for older persons may vary.
The Live Your Whole Life reform consists of 25 specific and tested solutions in areas where services for older persons are considered inadequate.
• An age-friendly Norway
• Activity and socialisation
• Food and meals
• Continuity of services
The reform builds on what health and care personnel, older persons, family, volunteers, researchers and leaders have found to work in practice. What is it that raises the quality of services and ensures security and dignity for the senior years? One idea is to offer all older persons at least one hour of activity per day based on their own interests and wishes. Another is for health and care services to establish a community contact person to mobilise volunteer efforts. A third is to provide older persons with more opportunities to choose what they want to eat and to have a good meal in the company of others.