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Older people--Housing

Report

14 Nov 2017

With an ageing population and growing levels of housing stress and homelessness across Australia, there is an urgent need to better understand the challenges faced by older people that may place them at risk of homelessness. It is also important to understand what more can be...

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Audio program

31 Oct 2017

A raft of aged care experts say the Carnell Report has missed the point and the focus needs to be on staffing ratios and training.

Following a series of aged care horror stories, the Federal Government announced a shake-up aimed at lifting...

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Report

25 Oct 2017

The majority of residential aged care facilities provide a high standard of care to older Australians. Commonwealth legislation establishes processes for the regulation of care delivered to all aged care residents and to ensure providers deliver appropriate care which meets expected standards....

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Research report

24 Oct 2017

This report is unsettling to read in parts, but that is its value and significance. In a system where policy and practice is dominated by perspectives of government, bureaucrats, providers and professional groups, it is unique to read the views and experiences of people who are at the coalface....

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Research report

08 Jun 2017

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This research investigated the relationship between increasing housing prices (or housing wealth) and the increased consumption expenditure of households from before the GFC and afterwards. The analysis revealed that following the GFC, old and middle-aged...

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Commentary

Article

19 Apr 2017

A recent report by the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees raised concerns about the erosion of retirement income by ongoing rental or mortgage payments.

The report by the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees is timely, given the Australian aged pension system is...

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Discussion paper

14 Mar 2017

This discussion paper reviews the major themes in policy, public debate and the published literature on the role of local governments in the housing sphere in Australia in the 21st Century.

It has been produced as one output associated with the Australian Research Council’s Linkage...

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Research report

07 Mar 2017

Victoria’s population is ageing and causing significant growth in demand for retirement housing. At the same time, residents have heightened expectations about the services that will be delivered.

This creates a range of challenges for government and industry, and also prompted...

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Commentary

Article

12 Dec 2016

The average housing costs of older (65-plus) outright homeowners in lone-person households were A$38 a week in 2013-14, the Australian Bureau of Statistics calculated, compared to $103 for older social housing tenants and $232 for older private renters.

Fortunately, over the last several...

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Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context – To clarify the association between the indoor environment of residential build-ings and cerebrovascular disease, an epidemiological survey of elderly persons living in three areas of Japan that have different rates of death due to cerebrovascular disease was conducted....

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Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Context - Minimum thermal performance standards for residential building envelopes have been increasing in many countries for several decades, addressing concerns about occupant comfort, operational costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Simulation tools play a role in assessing the space heating/...

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Conference proceedings

22 Nov 2016

This conference series was initiated in Sendai, Japan in 2000 and has played a significant role in the development of Energy and Environment of Residential Buildings.  It is well attended by researchers and academics from Asia, Europe and North America. The conference series offers an exciting...

Statistics

11 Feb 2016

The Index of Wellbeing for Older Australians, commissioned by The Benevolent Society and prepared by The National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM), maps how older people are faring nationally across five domains, including education, health, resources and wealth, including...

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Research report

04 Dec 2015

Preventing Homelessness in Older Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities is collaboration between Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) and Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG). The project is a response to an increasing awareness of housing issues for...

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Discussion paper

01 Dec 2015

Housing forms a large part of the Australian economy and is an integral part of people’s wellbeing. In addition to serving a basic human need for physical shelter, contributing to physical and psychological health and emotional security, it is a key determinant of people’s wealth and financial...

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Briefing paper

21 Oct 2015

This project involved secondary analysis of ABS and AIHW data, interviews with housing and community care service provider stakeholders in two sites (South Australia and Tasmania) and interviews with people with dementia and their carers about their housing.

Housing security is an...

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Audio program

17 Jul 2015

By 2050 a quarter of our population will be over sixty-five but we'll be living longer and with different expectations of life in our latter years. We explore the options of how to live and where to live beyond the conventional choices of downsizing the family home or moving into a retirement...

Research report

16 Jul 2015

In search of new approaches to aged care, the NANA Project studied 13 residential developments in Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark and Netherlands.

The traditional ‘nursing home’ and ‘retirement village’ are not only outdated, they can actually foster separation and ‘...

Research report

22 Jun 2015

This project involved secondary analysis of ABS and AIHW data, interviews with housing and community care service provider stakeholders in two sites (South Australia and Tasmania) and interviews with people with dementia and their carers about their housing.

Housing security is an...

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Submission

05 Jun 2015

Aged care policy must ensure that all people are able to access good quality residential aged care in a timely way according to their need. Benetas is of the view that the Supported Resident ratio a community service obligation that should apply to all aged care providers. Benetas believes that...

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