28 Nov 2017

The interaction of personal care workers with residents is the focus of this short report from research about regulation and dementia care.


27 Nov 2017

The growing dominance of private providers has led to lower standards of care. But will baby boomers put up with it?


14 Nov 2017

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....


7 Nov 2017

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.

Research report

25 Oct 2017

This report presents trends in fall related hospital care for people aged 65 and older from 2002–03 to 2012–13.


19 Oct 2017

This report into aged care funding highlights a range of options to modify Australia’s residential care funding instrument.


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.


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.

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...



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.

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.


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.

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.

Discussion paper

13 Jul 2017

This discussion paper seeks views on how future reform can best support older Australians to remain living at home and in their communities.

Policy report

3 Jul 2017

Australia needs to embrace digital health technologies and focus on data integration and standardisation.


28 Jun 2017

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.


20 Jun 2017

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...


31 May 2017

This audit assessed the effectiveness of Australian Government-funded aged care services delivered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.