Following more than 5,000 submissions, four national roundtables and consultation with the medical and aged care professions, the federal government has outlined the terms of reference for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
As the population ages, the demand on health care services will continue to rise. The ways in which health and social care services are funded and delivered to older individuals need to be addressed to meet future demands.
In many regards, it’s never been better time to be an older person in Victoria. Statistically people are living longer, in large part thanks to improved public health outcomes and medical advancements.
This research summary brings together the findings from a Brotherhood of St Laurence study exploring how Australia’s jobactive employment services might better assist mature age jobseekers to get work.
Analysis of interviews with mature age jobseekers showed that there is disjunction between what these jobseekers say they need from employment services and what they get.
Analysis of interviews with jobactive staff showed that employment services staff face considerable challenges and competing demands.
In a changed labour market and with an ageing population, understanding the attitudes and needs of employers is vital to assisting unemployed older Australians to get and keep jobs.
The population is getting older. The next generation of older people will live longer, be healthier, more skilled and more educated. They are much more likely to remain in the workforce – and to want to. This discussion document has been released seeking community input...
The report ‘Future of Australia’s aged care sector workforce’ was tabled in Parliament on 20 June 2017, making 19 recommendations. The Australian government has provided this response to the recommendations made in the report in this document.
Housing supply theory has established a number of influences on the quantity and price of housing. These include construction cost, house prices, interest rates, land prices, demographics and government policies. A subset of the housing market comprises retirement communities, which (in Australia) are restricted to...
Australia’s population is ageing rapidly, yet we continue to make housing choices as though we will never grow old. New housing typologies, including alternative finance and governance models, will be needed to provide housing options suitable to our ageing population. An emerging response is cohousing,...
This report outlines the proceedings and outcomes of the 5th National Workshop of the Australian Association of Gerontology Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing Advisory Group, held in Perth in November 2017.
The Office of the eSafety Commissioner commissioned research into how older Australians perceive and use digital devices and the internet. This research has been undertaken to inform development of the Be Connected program to provide resources and support training to increase the confidence, skills and...
Falls are a significant problem for older adults which affect their ability to maintain their independence and remain living at home. Home modifications are a common method to prevent falls. Fall prevention service providers follow the Australian Standard 1428.1 Design for access and mobility as...
Design4Health is an international conference that brings together designers, health professionals and creative practitioners with researchers, clinicians, policy makers and users from across the world to discuss, disseminate and test their approaches and methods in the ever-changing nexus between design and health.
Investigates what it means to design for services where the foremost virtue is an ethic of care and when service systems are becoming ever more complex.
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.
This report focused on the attitudes of New Zealanders and Australians to the challenges posed by an ageing population and the degree of support for a range of changes to retirement incomes policies.
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.
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...
This guide provides information to assist aged care providers, particularly managers and senior staff, in implementing advance care planning.
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