The final report from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety highlighted that older people should be supported to remain in their own homes for as long as possible.
One group of older Australians vulnerable to not being able to age well at home with independence and dignity are those living with hoarding and/or challenges maintaining a healthy home. However, there is limited research to inform how to effectively support older Australians and their families and carers when they are dealing with these issues.
This report focuses on the experiences of 25 families and carers. It describes the nature of their own challenges and those of their care recipients in addressing hoarding disorder. Drawing on these experiences and a scan of practice in Australia and internationally, the report also examines what's needed to enable families and carers to support their care recipients to age well in place.