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.
This guide provides information to assist aged care providers, particularly managers and senior staff, in implementing advance care planning.
This research brief explores the impacts of cognitive ageing and decline on individuals, as well as on the wider Australian economy.
This article summarises several brief screening tools for various forms of elder abuse.
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.
This study explored general practitioners' understanding of the reasons for recent self-harm in an older patient.
This paper presents research that indicates it is becoming increasingly difficult to access aged residential respite care and suggests some policy solutions to make respite care more readily available to carers of older family members and friends.
Nearly 245,000 older people died between July 2012 and June 2014. This report presents information on the cause of death patterns and any aged care services they used before their death. This is the first time this analysis has been done in Australia.
The interaction of personal care workers with residents is the focus of this short report from research about regulation and dementia care.
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 volume is the most international of all published monographs from the series "Czech-Polish-Slovak Studies in Andragogy and Social Gerontology." Among the scholars trying to grasp the nuances and trends of social policy, there are diverse perspectives, resulting not only from the extensive knowledge of...
This report presents trends in fall related hospital care for people aged 65 and older from 2002–03 to 2012–13.
This report into aged care funding highlights a range of options to modify Australia’s residential care funding instrument.
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.
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 report argues that hearing health must be treated as a national health priority, and provides recommendations to help achieve this.
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...