Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) identifies key issues affecting the health and wellbeing of our residents, both now and in the future.
In England, around 66 per cent of people over 65 have multiple health issues. As the majority of older people have existing health conditions, managing and coping with these is crucial to their wellbeing. We want older residents of Rochdale borough to have high wellbeing, a feeling of safety, to not feel isolated and to be able to cope with long term conditions or ailments.
Whilst older people may face many health problems, they are in general an asset. Increasing opportunities to volunteer and give back to the community will support wellbeing and our separate goal of increasing the number of people volunteering.
The Ageing Well summary part of the JSNA highlights the key issues, outcomes and measures related to the population over the age of 65.
It includes sections on:
- Older people population demographics
- Loneliness and isolation
- Older people mental health and wellbeing
- Health issues in older people
- Health protection
Statistics on health in older people
- Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) - Older people's health and wellbeing profile - the Older People's Health and Wellbeing Profile can be used to examine the health and care of older people. It is designed to support those responsible for delivering strategies for prevention and early intervention to improve the health and wellbeing of older adults.