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 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...
Presents the outcomes of a forum of resident advocacy groups, universities, industry, ombudsman schemes, government agencies and regulators on the future of retirement housing regulation in Victoria.
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.
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.
A new advocacy for older workers that doesn't rely on age-based stereotypes and focuses on more than age discrimination.
This discussion paper seeks views on how future reform can best support older Australians to remain living at home and in their communities.
This guide, prepared by the Australian Parliamentary Library, focuses on formal, government-approved care for older people. It does not cover informal care (such as care provided by relatives) or retirement villages.
This inquiry was undertaken to review the current frameworks under which aged care providers recruit, train and retain their workforce, and to anticipate the impact of current and expected changes to the aged care service sector, and the workforce which will be needed to deliver...