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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.
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.
Conference paper

Caring for carers of people with dementia: A protocol for harnessing innovation through deploying leading edge technologies to enable virtual support groups and services

In rural Australia, knowledge and utilisation of support by informal carers is lacking. Developing and improving access to peer support to enable carers to effectively cope with the challenges of caring may positively influence their caring experience.

End of life at home: co-creating an ecology of care

Over 200 primary carers, and members of formal and informal caring networks across Australia, were interviewed for this study on end of life at home care. They participated in individual carer interviews and focus groups in eight urban and regional locations.

Tax avoidance by for-profit aged care companies: profit shifting on public funds

The chronic staffing crisis in Australia’s aged care system has led to dangerous workloads for nurses and carers resulting, too often, in missed care for vulnerable nursing home residents. This report finds that the big, 'for-profit' providers, clearly have the financial capacity to improve staffing...
Fact sheet

Measuring up? International indices of ageing

This fact sheet examines some of the most notable ageing indices, their stated purposes, methodologies and results.
Fact sheet

Australian life tables: 150 years in the making

To mark 150 years since the first Australian life tables were published, the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) and the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health (Global Burden of Disease Group and Centre for Health Policy) held a symposium in...

Promoting social networks for older people in community aged care

Older people’s participation in social networks is a significant component of wellbeing. This briefing focuses on the nature and impact of older people’s social networks, and on how community aged care workers can promote participation in social networks by older clients living in their own...

Residential and community aged care in Australia

Among a series of recommendations thus report proposes the establishment of a national aged care forum, reporting directly to the Minister for Health and Ageing, to consider current and future challenges to the aged care sector. The report considers the funding, planning, allocation, capital and...