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.

Ageing Society

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...

Report

14 Sep 2017

The Australian Government has announced major initiatives in home care services and improved access to the My Aged Care system, as it releases this report.

Research report

12 Sep 2017

People are living thirty years longer than they did a century ago but our social structures are slow to adapt. Australia’s workplaces, educational, health and community institutions need to be rethought and reinvented to gain optimal outcomes for the new longevity economy to function effectively...

Report

Survey

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.

Report

17 Aug 2017

This NSW Auditor-General audit report finds that there is no overall policy framework for palliative and end-of-life care in the state, nor is there comprehensive monitoring and reporting on services and outcomes.

Commentary

16 Aug 2017

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

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...

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.

Research report

10 Aug 2017

The aim of this scoping study is to consider how elder abuse is conceptualised across different dimensions and settings, what mechanisms and interventions have been used to ameliorate abuse, and how effective these interventions have been.

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.

Research report

25 Jul 2017

Profiling 1,465 registered charities which reported that their main activity in 2015 was aged care.

Policy report

18 Jul 2017

A new advocacy for older workers that doesn't rely on age-based stereotypes and focuses on more than age discrimination.