Older people

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Elderly
Older Australians
Elderly with disabilities
Older people with disabilities
Aged people
Report

Accessible design, hospital discharge and ageing in place: a national survey of occupational therapists

This report is the second of two studies investigating accessible housing conducted through the Summer Foundation–La Trobe University research program, to inform decision-makers on incorporating minimum mandatory accessibility standards in the 2022 National Construction Code (NCC).
Working paper

New economics of assistive technology: a call for a missions approach

The aim of this paper is to propose a model beyond the current assistive technology (AT) paradigm, which is often steeped in a market failure rationale. The authors propose a mission-oriented approach to AT which will enable a greater rate of innovation (thus directing and...
Report

Hospitalisations in Australian aged care: 2014/15–2018/19

This research by the Office of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety shows the rates of hospitalisation of aged care facility residents aged 65 years or more.
Guide

Best practice guide for legal practitioners in relation to elder financial abuse

This guide is intended to assist legal practitioners to identify and address potential issues regarding elder financial abuse in the preparation and execution of wills and other advance planning documents.
Report

Exploring the economic value embedded in housing built to universal design principles

Pragmatic housing design features are vital to enable older people to stay home longer, have greater independence and reduce the cost of age care services. This report urges policymakers to reconsider the best forms of capital expenditure to support the delivery of public care services...
Report

News and wellbeing: older generations and news consumption

This report examines the connection between information and news consumption and the wellbeing of 562 older Australians living in the national capital. It explores how their use and perceptions of news have changed over their lifetime and identifies some of the barriers and opportunities for...
Submission

Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of older Victorians

This submission on older persons' mental health is supplementary to MHV’s primary submissions made to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System and the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety in 2019.
Report

Thematic report: older prisoners

This thematic inspection provides insight into the current treatment of, and conditions experienced by, older prisoners. It provides the Department of Corrections with an early warning of the risks and challenges associated with managing older prisoners.
Report

Strengthening rural Canada

This report analyses past, present and future demographic changes in rural and urban Saskatchewan. It examines various socio-economic characteristics of the rural and urban population and makes projections of their future demographic trends.
Report

The experiences of older consumers: towards markets that work for people

This report draws together CPRC’s consolidated insights into the common experiences of older people across essential and important consumer markets. It identifies the priority approaches for policymakers to take forward, to improve consumer outcomes and better ensure markets work for people.