A stepped-wedge randomised-controlled trial assessing the implementation, impact and costs of a prospective feedback loop to promote appropriate care and treatment for older patients in acute hospitals at the end of life: study protocol
This intervention is expected to have a positive impact on the care of older patients near the end of life, specifically to improve clinical decision-making about treatment pathways and what constitutes appropriate care for these patients.
Does retirement lead to life satisfaction? Causal evidence from Fixed Effect Instrumental Variable models
This paper presents robust evidence that retirement causally improves overall life satisfaction which is subsequently explained by improvements in satisfaction with one’s financial situation, free time, health, and participation in local community activities.
The Economic Potential of Senior Australians Advisory Panel presented the third and final report to the Hon Wayne Swan MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer on 12 December 2011.
The Economic Potential of Senior Australians Advisory Panel presented the second report to the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, the Hon Mark Butler MP, at Parliament House on 2 November 2011.
People in different age groups have shown to differ in their degrees of risk aversion. This study investigates the macroeconomic implications of population aging when households are assumed to be increasingly risk-averse in future utility when they age.
For two decades, politicians have promised a long-term funding settlement for social care but have failed to deliver. As a result, the policy conversation has been unable to move beyond the need for more funding. This report identifies the three main drivers of quality in...
Canada needs a dedicated strategy to reduce the burden of navigating health and social services for older Canadians and their caregivers. Currently, the onus is on patients and their families to navigate unintegrated and uncoordinated care systems. This poses challenges for equitable access to vital...
The areas of focus in this strategy reflect what many people said were important for a better later life – having an adequate income and a place to live, feeling socially connected, being able to get around in their community and having access to affordable...
This strategy document outlines a five-year plan to support older Western Australians, particularly those on low to moderate incomes, to access affordable, manageable and stable homes so they can age well in their community of choice.
Elder abuse national research - strengthening the evidence base: research definition background paper
This background paper sets out the approach to the development of a working definition of abuse of older people. The working definition is intended to be applied in the Elder Abuse National Research Program and, in particular, to inform the development of data collection instruments...