This is the first edition of CAN/CSA-ISO IWA 18, Framework for integrated community-based life-long health and care services in aged societies, which is an adoption without modification of the identically titled ISO (International Organization for Standardization) International Workshop Agreement 18 (first edition, 2016-06-15). At the time of publication, ISO IWA 18:2016 is available from ISO in English only. CSA Group will publish the French version when it becomes available from ISO.
For brevity, this Standard will be referred to as CAN/CSA-ISO IWA 18 throughout.
The ISO International Workshop Agreement (IWA) 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, and person-centred solutions and innovation. The ISO IWA is not a Standard, but by setting out principles and possible approaches for facilitating aging in place, it can be a resource for standards writers and others who are developing strategies and tools to address societal needs in a time of demographic change.
Note: Although this is an adoption without modification, users should be aware of a typographical error in Clause 3.3.3 (page 13). The last sentence on that page should read: The matrix in Table 1 illustrates the concepts described above.
This International Workshop Agreement provides a framework 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.
This International Workshop Agreement 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.