Ageing Society

Resources in this collection cover topics such as retirement and superannuation, nursing home care, ageing well, advance medical directives, elder abuse and other issues concerning older people, human rights and social services.  The compilation of this material was supported by the UniSA Business School at the University of South Australia from 2015-17.


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Ageing Society

Strategy

6 Dec 2017

Australia’s Aged Care Diversity Framework is a timely and important step towards a more inclusive future for aged care services in Australia. Whether barriers to appropriate aged care are perceived or real, they must be addressed to meet the diverse needs of the community.

Report

28 Nov 2017

The interaction of personal care workers with residents is the focus of this short report from research about regulation and dementia care.

Commentary

27 Nov 2017

The growing dominance of private providers has led to lower standards of care. But will baby boomers put up with it?

Report

23 Nov 2017

This report reviews the actions undertaken to implement the principles and goals of the LGBTI strategy and considers the success of the strategy – and opportunities for improvement – from the perspectives of stakeholders.

Research report

19 Nov 2017

Several myths undermine the broader benefits that good palliative care can provide for patients.

Report

14 Nov 2017

This report compiles existing research and data to present an overview of the current issues around ageing and homelessness in Australia. The report explores the precursors and drivers of homelessness for older people, and also provides solutions and recommendations to respond to the growing problem....

Strategy

7 Nov 2017

This strategy document aims to create age-friendly communities across the Pilbara and the Kimberley, while encouraging more seniors support services and greater local employment in aged care.

Research report

31 Oct 2017

This resource provides the context and the foundation for the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017.

Audio program

31 Oct 2017

A raft of aged care experts say the 'Carnell Report' has missed the point, and the focus needs to be on staffing ratios and training.

Report

25 Oct 2017

This review examined whether current systems provide assurance that aged care recipients receive appropriate care and that failures of care are rapidly identified and addressed.

Research report

24 Oct 2017

Aged care homes are places where our most frail and vulnerable older people live. How do we ensure the highest possible standards of care in aged care homes?

Report

19 Oct 2017

This report into aged care funding highlights a range of options to modify Australia’s residential care funding instrument.

Report

18 Oct 2017

How will future retirees fare? This report examines the two global megatrends of population ageing and rising inequalities. Key themes for Australia are inequalities in income and health and large regional differences.

Research report

13 Oct 2017

Regions have much to gain by lifting the workforce participation rate of their older population. This discussion paper helps define how our ageing workforce is impacting different regions and the potential payoffs for regions.

Guide

3 Oct 2017

This guide is a comprehensive resource for Muslim aged care. It covers wide-ranging topics such as, religion, culture, and identity of Muslims to provide the context and basis for planning culturally appropriate care for them.

Literature review

30 Sep 2017

What does the evidence show about the specialist dementia care units that are most effective in managing symptoms of dementia?

Report

26 Sep 2017

In 2013–14, 61,300 people across Australia entered permanent residential aged care for the first time. This report presents analysis of their pathways through a range of aged care services, with a particular focus on the program last used before this transition.

Journal article

21 Sep 2017

This paper presents a review of the literature about the built environment as it impacts the health of older people. It introduces a framework for engaging older people as citizen scientists in order to empower them as agents of change in their local area.

Conference paper

20 Sep 2017

Drawing on evidence from a mixed methods retrofit intervention trial of the homes of low-income, older and frail people in Victoria, Australia, this study explored practices of heating and keeping warm in terms of equity and health. In most homes, heating restrictions led to inadequate...

Conference paper

20 Sep 2017

There is concern that rising electricity prices in Western Australia have a particular impact on the standard of living for those with fixed incomes. One group thought to be particularly affected are senior citizens. This paper describes a trial that assessed the impact of SMS...