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 has been supported by the UniSA Business School at the University of South Australia since 2015.

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Ageing Society

Report

14 Sep 2017

Aged care is in transition. It is evolving into a system that better supports the wellbeing of older people and the delivery of care in ways that respect their dignity and support their independence. There is an increased focus on consumer choice and control. At the same time, Australia’s...

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Research report

13 Sep 2017

On 2 November 2016, the then Minister for Health, Aged Care and Sport, the Hon Sussan Ley MP, referred the Inquiry into the Hearing Health and Wellbeing of Australia (the Inquiry) to the Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport (the Committee).

As part of the Inquiry the...

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31 Aug 2017

People living with dementia and carers experience embarrassing situations, feel strongly disconnected, feel less competent and sometimes feel useless, this survey has found.

94% of respondents who have a diagnosis of dementia felt that they encountered embarrassing situations as a result...

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Briefing paper

21 Aug 2017

On 8 June 2017, 24 representatives from resident advocacy groups, universities, industry, ombudsman schemes, government agencies and regulators met in Melbourne at an Experts’ Forum to discuss the future of retirement housing regulation in Victoria.

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17 Aug 2017

Palliative care is an essential component of modern health care services and an increasingly important part of the wider health and social care systems. Palliative care is healthcare and support for people with a life-limiting illness, their families and carers. It is provided by, or informed by...

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Commentary

16 Aug 2017

Ageism isn’t the only barrier keeping older workers out of jobs (full article)

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Governments internationally are pushing out the ages at which pensions can be claimed and influential bodies such as the OECD are pointing to the inevitably of longer working lives as...

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Website

15 Aug 2017

GEN is a one-stop-shop for aged-care data. This website improves availability and accessibility of information for the community and stakeholders, by making it accessible for all levels of users.

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Research report

25 Jul 2017

This report profiles 1,465 registered charities which reported that their main activity in 2015 was aged care. It is a companion report to Australian Charities Report 2015.

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In 2015 Australia’s 1,465 aged care charities made up 2.9% of all...

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Report

25 Jul 2017

The seventh instalment of ‘The Australian Seniors Series’ explores the extent to which Australia’s over 50s are adapting to emerging social etiquette expectations and their attitudes towards these changes.

 

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Policy report

18 Jul 2017

Australia, along with the other developed economies, is grappling with the implications of an ageing population. Concerns about increasing welfare costs and shortfalls of labour supply have brought with them calls to prolong working lives. However, current public policy is inadequate if the...

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Discussion paper

13 Jul 2017

The care at home system is moving towards a more consumer-driven, market-based and nationally consistent system.

Important reforms in home care were introduced in February 2017 to give consumers more choice in selecting a home care provider. There is now also a nationally consistent...

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Research report

11 Jul 2017

Multigenerational living is an area of established international interest, with house builders developing homes for this market in the USA, Asia and parts of Europe. In contrast, in the UK this market sector is not well-understood and there has been little development of new home designs to suit...

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Policy report

03 Jul 2017

On 14-15 June 2017 in Brisbane, The Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) explored the challenges that underpin an ageing population at the 2017 ATSE National Technology Challenges Dialogue: The Crisis in Ageing - Technology to manage the challenges in healthcare.

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27 Jun 2017

This data summary looks at the key stories collected in the Census, including the number of Australians counted, where we live, how old we are, where we were born, our religion, income, living arrangements and our housing. 

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20 Jun 2017

The aged care sector has experienced the impacts of significant changes in recent years. These changes range from the ageing of the Australian population and the corresponding ageing of the workforce, the increased use of technology in service delivery, the increased complexity of health needs...

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Research report

15 Jun 2017

The use of restrictive practices to manage the challenging behaviour of people in aged and disability sectors is a key human rights issue in Australia. Restrictive practices, such as seclusion, restricted access to objects, physical restraint and chemical restraint (in the form of medication),...

Journal article

15 Jun 2017

Since its original formulation in the 1940s (Davis 1945; Notestein 1945), the phenomenon known as ‘the global demographic transition’ has been used to understand the trend of structural population ageing, and with it, the slowing and ultimately the ending of population growth – now anticipated...

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14 Jun 2017

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has launched this report on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2017.

The ALRC was asked to consider Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks and how they might better protect older persons from misuse or abuse, and safeguard their autonomy.

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Research report

29 May 2017

In the face of the economic and demographic pressures associated with an ageing population, how can we know whether the support we call community care meets the needs of those who depend on it?  How can we know what is effective and how can care be best provided?  In the increasingly competitive...

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Article

15 May 2017

We will need a grasp on all three of Arendt’s categories of “labour,” “work” and “action” in this impending world. But more than this, we need to acknowl­edge that their relative proportions will change, and work won’t simply disappear. If a larger share of human activity is to be taken up by...

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