Older people

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Elderly
Older Australians
Elderly with disabilities
Older people with disabilities
Aged people
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Supported by the NSW Ageing and Disability Commission (ADC), this curated knowledge hub brings together policy and research resources on the topics of protecting and promoting the rights of older people and adults with disability. The primary purpose of the hub is to support ADC...
Journal article

Older adults’ perceptions of current and future hearing healthcare services in Australia, England, US and Canada

This study evaluates older adults’ perceptions of current and future hearing healthcare services in Australia, England, US and Canada, to explore potential levers and system improvements.
Briefing paper

Electronic Visit Verification: a guide to intersecting harms and policy consequences

The implementation of Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) systems highlights the risks of uncritical adoption of data-centric technologies in the provision of public services. This policy brief describes the harms that EVV and—technologies like it—create, and the stakes of continued inaction by federal and state governments.
Journal article

Putting age-related hearing loss on the public health agenda in Australia

In this article, the authors argue that there is an urgent need to put in place a broad public health strategy to reduce the long-term disability burden attributable to hearing loss, including targeted public health messaging, improved screening and early detection
Report

Treasured lives - phase two: the policy and service environment

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. This report focuses on the experiences and needs of Tasmanian service providers and statutory agencies...
Strategy

Better later life: action plan 2021 to 2024

This document is the New Zealand Government’s strategy for making the future better for older New Zealanders. It summarises the actions that central government agencies will deliver to support Better Later Life in the period 2021 to 2024.
Report

What's age got to do with it?

This report identifies stereotypes, attitudes and beliefs about age that prevail in Australia, and captures some of the ways in which people in Australia understand and experience their impacts.
Report

Older adults and animal companionship

From July to October 2020, researchers connected with CP beneficiaries and volunteers to explore their experiences, perceptions and practices. The aim of the exploratory study was to reflect on the significant value of animals in the lives of older adults, and the important role of...
Report

Reducing perceived risk and promoting digital inclusion for older Australians

This report describes the outcomes of stage one of the project, 'Explore and Quantify.' This includes an analysis of 22 exploratory interviews, resulting in 22 video vignettes of older adults’ information and communication technology risk perceptions (March 2021), and findings from a survey of approximately...
Policy

Northern Territory seniors policy 2021-2026

This policy document outlines a five-year plan to be implemented as a whole-of-government approach to address the needs and aspirations of the seniors population in the Northern Territory, and plan for emerging generations of seniors.
Report

Media literacy in Australia: a qualitative study

This study examines the media literacy needs of those who are already experiencing disadvantage in society due to various reasons. Among the diverse range of groups that experience disadvantage, researchers focused on the needs of four groups: multicultural communities, people with disability, older people in...
Submission

Submission to the Joint Select Committee on Coercive Control

This submission is focused on two main areas: the experience of adults with disability and older people who are subject to coercive and controlling behaviours; and coercive control in family and ‘carer’ relationships.
Briefing paper

Tapping into Australia’s ageing workforce: insights from recent research

Older Australians are a critical part of the workforce and economy. This brief outlines evidence as to why employers need better strategies to seize the opportunities that an older workforce presents, and turn it to their competitive advantage.
Report

Employing and retaining older workers

This report provides insight into the current employment climate for older workers, and the shift in perceptions around Australia’s ageing workforce.
Guide

Knowing your rights: a guide to the rights of older South Australians

This guide aims to help older people of any age increase their understanding of their rights, especially at different times in their lives, and to recognise the laws that provide safeguards and protection.
Report

Elder Abuse Prevention Unit year in review 2019–20

The Elder Abuse Helpline provides information, support, and referrals for older people and those who witness or suspect the abuse or neglect of an older person. This report outlines data collected during the 2019–20 financial year.
Report

“It’s different in the country” supporting ageing-in-place for people with developmental disability: an exploration of rural and metropolitan perspectives

This report assesses the gaps that exist in current disability and aged care sectors, including generic and specialist levels of care, that are required for successful ageing of people with developmental disabilities in both rural and urban regions of NSW and Queensland.
Report

The digital lives of older Australians

This report examines how older people are adapting to the digital world, how and why they access the internet, and their attitudes to doing so.
Report

Treasured lives - phase one: families and carers

This report outlines research on enabling older Tasmanians who have challenges related to hoarding and maintaining a healthy home to age well at home.
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).