Freedom to Decide

Older people's right to long-term and palliative care

Freedom to Decide for Ourselves

The ability to make our own decisions and have our voices heard are basic human rights. However, these rights are often infringed upon as a person ages. Findings from a report carried out by HelpAge's Age Demands Action (ADA) campaign and global network members show that awareness of older people's rights to autonomy, independence, long-term care and palliative care is low among family members, service providers, and even older people themselves.

Developed through consultations with 450 older people across 24 countries, learn through the voices of older people how limitations to basic freedoms and healthcare access is affecting their livelihoods. Read the report today.