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Older people--Services for

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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Strategy

07 Nov 2017

As a general matter of existential exigencies, older people, irrespective of location in Australia, are more likely to be individuals who have complex health challenges, will need a diverse range of support services, and experience social isolation, loneliness, ageism (age...

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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

12 Sep 2017

This paper calls for a new policy framework for ‘a middle-ageing Australia’. It offers ideas for policy reform across the areas of work, education, health and community-building regarding the growing middle-aged demographic. There are seven million Australians aged 50-75 years who are facing an...

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Discussion paper

13 Jul 2017

The care at home system is moving towards a more consumer-driven, market-based and nationally consistent system.

Important reforms in home care were introduced in February 2017 to give consumers more choice in selecting a home care provider. There is now also a nationally consistent...

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Working paper

21 Oct 2016

One-third of older Australians are from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds (ABS 2012). Knowing how this population group accesses aged care is a key issue in ensuring equitable and need-appropriate service delivery.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (...

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Working paper

21 Oct 2016

The length of time care recipients spend accessing aged care is an important measure of demand for services and levels of service utilisation. Improving understanding of length of stay (LOS), particularly when compared across residential aged care and community-based care, can provide insight...

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Research report

21 Oct 2016

Over the last thirty years, policy direction, and consequently program development, has been influenced by a small number of underlying principles. These include that many older Australians: prefer to live in the community rather than in residential care; prefer to ‘age in place’ rather than...

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Journal article

01 Jun 2016

Accessible transportation is a key aspect of independent living. As the impact of population ageing on future transport systems is expected to be increasingly felt over the next few decades in a number of countries, including Australia and Japan, it is logical to recognise the importance of...

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Policy

06 Nov 2015

More than any other social policy issue in Australia, the issue of ageing for CALD Australians is one that is not only an imperative but also one in which the data demonstrates the importance of this segment across the breadth of ageing Australia.

Older Australians make up an increasing...

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Research report

19 May 2015

This Action Plan is a key outcome of Strategy to Safeguard the Rights of Older South Australians 2014-2021.

To quote the South Australian Charter of the Rights and Freedoms of Older People ‘Older people have the right to be treated with dignity and humanity and to be free to exercise...

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Research report

14 Apr 2015

One of the major structural changes facing Australia over coming decades is the ageing of the population. A challenge for government is how to meet the transport requirements of Australia’s senior population as their mobility declines. Transport can provide seniors with an essential link to...

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Research report

13 May 2011

Elder abuse is a significant issue for the Western Australian community, as the population is ageing and the percentage of people over age 65 is increasing exponentially.

This research examines the extent of elder abuse in Western Australia, synthesising qualitative and quantitative...

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Research report

21 Jan 2009

The Victorian Government is developing policies that respond to population ageing. The Ministerial Advisory Council of Senior Victorians conducted consultations in May and June 2008 to allow members of the community to contribute their ideas about how to make Victoria a better place for older...

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Research report

15 Dec 2005

What are the experiences and needs of older refugees living in Victoria? Currently in Australia, there is a focus on “ageing in place” and an emphasis on supporting older people to remain in their homes and communities for as long as possible. However, the reality for many older people who have...

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