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 University of South Australia since 2015.

Ageing Society

Research report

16 May 2018

This report focuses on trends in hospitalised (serious) fall injury for people aged 65 and over that occurred over the period 2002–03 to 2014–15. Information is also presented on the hospital care provided.

Research report

10 May 2018

This report examines how the rules embedded in the tax and transfer system, especially in relation to the age pension, may impact on household choices.

Report

Proposals for transparency on government spending
2 May 2018

The chronic staffing crisis in Australia’s aged care system has led to dangerous workloads for nurses and carers resulting, too often, in missed care for vulnerable nursing home residents. This report finds that the big, 'for-profit' providers, clearly have the financial capacity to improve staffing...

Guide

15 Apr 2018

This guide provides information to assist aged care providers, particularly managers and senior staff, in implementing advance care planning.

Briefing paper

11 Apr 2018

This research brief explores the impacts of cognitive ageing and decline on individuals, as well as on the wider Australian economy.

Fact sheet

8 Apr 2018

To mark 150 years since the first Australian life tables were published, the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) and the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health (Global Burden of Disease Group and Centre for Health Policy) held a symposium in...

Journal article

1 Apr 2018

This article summarises several brief screening tools for various forms of elder abuse.

Journal article

26 Mar 2018

The relationships between older adults and their home environments are commonly built upon several decades of personal-expression, values and goals. However, fall preventative home modifications often create a dissonance between existing environments and efforts to prevent falls at home.

Discussion paper

13 Mar 2018

Conversations for Change is the Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria’s contribution to thought leadership about ageing in Victoria.

Each Conversation will focus on a different topic relevant to ageing and older people in our community. The initiative is a central platform in our...

Report

8 Mar 2018

This report demonstrates the economic disadvantage faced by women throughout their working lives is greatly magnified in their retirement years.

Journal article

1 Mar 2018

This study explored general practitioners' understanding of the reasons for recent self-harm in an older patient.

Report

28 Feb 2018

This report has made findings against five individuals and the northern Adelaide Local Health Network. It also makes thirteen recommendations that should be considered by all public officers in positions of authority.

Fact sheet

25 Feb 2018

This fact sheet examines some of the most notable ageing indices, their stated purposes, methodologies and results.

Report

24 Feb 2018

This report has two aims. The first is to establish the elements of an interests-participation model for developing sustainable digital media skills and literacies among seniors aged 60 and over. The second is to present a rich qualitative account of the digital technology and social...

Research report

20 Feb 2018

The relationship between regulation, care provision and risk has been an area of continuing policy debate. How dementia care providers handle regulation contributes to the quality of dementia care and the monitoring and enforcement of care standards.

Strategy

15 Feb 2018

This plan, developed by the National Ageing Research Institute, with support from Seniors Rights Victoria, the Office of Public Advocate and community service providers, identifies gaps and sets out ten priorities to address elder abuse.

Report

13 Feb 2018

This interim report is focused on the abject failures of the systems designed to provide oversight of care standards at Oakden. The committee's broader concerns regarding aged care quality frameworks, which the committee considers require review and consideration, are also outlined in this interim report....

Blog post

12 Feb 2018

The federal government has announced two changes to quality and compliance visits made to nursing homes by assessors from the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency. The first change is a result of a 2015–16 Budget measure to expand cost recovery arrangements for the agency, and...

Working paper

9 Feb 2018

This paper proposes two reforms which together could help close the gender gap in retirement incomes and provide a boost to the retirement incomes of Australia’s most vulnerable women.

Policy report

5 Feb 2018

With the state election just around the corner, COTA SA has launched its 2018 state election platform, detailing the problem areas and proposed solutions surrounding ageing in South Australia.