This survey report reveals that the majority of older Australians feel a decade younger than their current age, overwhelmingly support assisted dying legislation, and nearly half feel less valued by society than when they were younger.
An increasing number of older Australians are living in share housing. A relatively new group to emerge on the share-housing scene, they are choosing to share for financial reasons, but finding unexpected social benefits.
Share housing has traditionally been associated with student housing and...
Australians have high expectations for aged care. They rightly expect that they, and those they love, will be treated with dignity and decency at the end of their lives. The nation faces increasing challenges in meeting those expectations as Australia's ageing population places further demands...
This report summarises a people-centred exploration of issues and discussions around death and dying. Over 13 months, this unexplored and neglected area of discovery has been Portable’s frontier of R&D work. We’ve spoken about death and ageing with more than 200 people through dinners, surveys...
Some Australian workers are forced into early retirement as a result of unforeseen illnesses. For these Australians, early retirement decreases their superannuation balances, their long-term wealth and the quality of their retirement over the long-term.
Older people make up a considerable proportion of Australia’s population—in 2017, over 1 in 7 people were aged 65 and over. This report provides an overview of this diverse and growing population group through a range of topics. These outline older people’s demographic characteristics, health...
Government bodies create programs encouraging seniors to remain active and independent for maintaining quality of life. Typically, councils engage design studios to design active ageing programs where the designer/client interaction is paramount. This study aimed to find out what happens when taking the time to...
This report considers legal and ethical issues associated with residential care for older people when the care is provided in circumstances where the resident concerned has not consented. That is, situations where older people who experience dementia related conditions are “placed” in secure rest home...
This paper is authored by Simon Barlow, of UnLtd – Transform Ageing partners.
This paper explores how combining developmental and theory-based evaluation approaches can provide space for learning and accountability in innovative programmes.
It draws on our experience in Transform Ageing and makes...
This discussion paper seeks the public's views on how future reform can best support older Australians to remain living at home and in their communities. Public feedback will be used to inform government decisions on an integrated care at home program.
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.
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.
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.
This paper explores the diversity of third age learning in regional and rural communities when people open themselves to new experiences and challenges in everyday life in two very different parts of South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula.
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 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 guide provides information to assist aged care providers, particularly managers and senior staff, in implementing advance care planning.