Priority 1 from the Seniors' Health (Alberta, Canada) PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What strategies best allow older adults to remain independent for as long as possible? (JLA PSP Priority 1)
Overall ranking 1
JLA question ID 0083/1
Explanatory note

People wanted to know what could be done in terms of support (medical and social support) to allow them to live independently in their place of choice  for as long as possible


1. Home care: Delivering personal care and practical support to older people living in their own homes. (2015, September). Retrieved from

2. Older people: Independence and mental wellbeing. (2015, December). Retrieved from

Health Research Classification System category Generic health relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Being independent as long as possible with supports ~ Independence and autonomy ~ Maintaining functional independence as long as possible. ~I want to age while being healthy. That means being able to do the things physically that I want to do.
Submitted by  Health/Social care provider  26,  Caregiver  4,  Older Adult 19, Other 1
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0083
PSP name Seniors' Health (Alberta, Canada)
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 97  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 13 August 2018