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Journal article

How do general practitioners conceptualise self-harm in their older patients? A qualitative study

This study explored general practitioners' understanding of the reasons for recent self-harm in an older patient.

Preventing falls and harm from falls in older people: best practice guidelines for Australian hospitals and residential aged care facilities 2008

These guidelines are specifically written for use in public and private hospitals and residential aged care facilities. They are to be used to inform clinical practice and assist facilities to develop and implement practices to prevent falls and injuries from falls. Australians today are continuing...

50+ report - The super bias: an insecure future

This report demonstrates the economic disadvantage faced by women throughout their working lives is greatly magnified in their retirement years.
Working paper

What’s the best way to close the gender gap in retirement incomes?

This paper proposes two reforms which together could help close the gender gap in retirement incomes and provide a boost to the retirement incomes of Australia’s most vulnerable women.

Oakden: A shameful chapter in South Australia’s history

This report has made findings against five individuals and the northern Adelaide Local Health Network. It also makes thirteen recommendations that should be considered by all public officers in positions of authority.

Involving older people in research: a guide for researchers and community groups

The Network and the Australasian Centre on Ageing (ACA) at the University of Queensland have produced a guide for involving older people in research. The Guide is a product of an ongoing program of work within the Network in Ageing Well and builds on a...

60+ online: Engaging seniors through social media and digital stories

This report has two aims. The first is to establish the elements of an interests-participation model for developing sustainable digital media skills and literacies among seniors aged 60 and over. The second is to present a rich qualitative account of the digital technology and social...
Briefing paper

Cognitive ageing and decline: Insights from recent research

This research brief explores the impacts of cognitive ageing and decline on individuals, as well as on the wider Australian economy.
Discussion paper

Conversations for change: What should an age-friendly community look like in 2050?

Conversations for Change is the Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria’s contribution to thought leadership about ageing in Victoria. Each Conversation will focus on a different topic relevant to ageing and older people in our community. The initiative is a central platform in our Vision 2020,and...
Journal article

Supporting Roy's interests: an unconventional journey from the house to the workshop assisted by personalized fall prevention modifications

The relationships between older adults and their home environments are commonly built upon several decades of personal-expression, values and goals. However, fall preventative home modifications often create a dissonance between existing environments and efforts to prevent falls at home.