This report calls for an overhaul of the palliative care system in Australia, including an additional annual investment of just over $350 million, which will result in a saving of over $450 million across the broader health care system every year.
Lesley Russell looks at the dire impact of the coronavirus pandemic on nursing homes, how this might have been avoided, and what needs to be done in the future.
This fact sheet focuses on supporting the wellbeing of older Australians by ensuring they: meet their basic needs, stay socially connected, and stay physically active.
This fact sheet documents the demographic distribution of different health and economic risks across the Australian population, paying particular attention to older groups (aged 55+).
In the context of declining home ownership and growing housing insecurity among older Australians, this paper asks whether social housing can provide the three critical functions of home (asset, gateway and expression) as people age.
On 1 July 2019, the Quality Standards came into effect. They apply to all Australian Government subsidised aged care services. The Quality Standards clearly define what good aged care should look like.
Despite the restrictions and changes brought about by COVID-19, more than half of older Australians believe positives have emerged from the coronavirus outbreak, according to this report.
This factsheet aims to give information on how health professionals and service providers working with older people and people with disability can protect themselves and their clients during the COVID-19 outbreak.
This policy brief, the second in a series looking at housing options for an ageing population, explores and proposes new and innovative pathways for housing, including private rental housing.
This policy brief is intended to restore the idea of home as both a psychological and social asset to our discourse on housing, rather than just a financial asset. It is specifically concerned with the role of the home as we age, positing that successful...