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.
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.
The interaction of personal care workers with residents is the focus of this short report from research about regulation and dementia care.
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.
Several myths undermine the broader benefits that good palliative care can provide for patients.
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....
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.
This resource provides the context and the foundation for the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 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.
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.
This report into aged care funding highlights a range of options to modify Australia’s residential care funding instrument.
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.
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.
What does the evidence show about the specialist dementia care units that are most effective in managing symptoms of dementia?
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.
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.
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...
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...