Housing for older people

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Nursing homes
Retirement villages
Senior housing
NARROWER TERMS


Report

Ageing in place: home and housing for Australia’s older renters

This report explores how Australians want to age and the barriers they face to staying at home, especially for renters. It presents the findings of a survey that looked at older people’s preferences around ageing at home.
Journal article

Governing for quality and safety: a new province for boards of Australian aged care and disability support providers?

This article addresses the question of to what extent changes in legislation and regulatory standards in aged care and disability create new expectations of these boards and directors.
Report

Alternative housing models for precariously housed older Australians

This research investigates the potential of alternative housing models to increase the supply of affordable housing for older Australians and the role alternative financing schemes could play in expanding those options.
Briefing paper

Improving housing accessibility in Australia: research summary

This research summary provides an evidence base about the impact of specific design features on hospital discharge and ageing in place.
Report

Impacts of new and emerging assistive technologies for ageing and disabled housing

This research looks at how smart home assistive technologies (AT) may be best used in both the aged care and disability sectors to reduce the need for support services. It includes an assessment of ease of use, quality-of-life and cost benefit analysis, and contributes to...
Policy report

Home at last: solutions to end homelessness of older people in NSW

This report calls for early intervention and preventative approach to end homelessness for older people in New South Wales. The recommendations are based on a successful model that is currently funded by the Victorian government.
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...
Report

Ageing well in public housing

This research examines the policy and practice issues raised by increasing demand for public housing among older Australians, and how public housing authorities can support older tenants to age well.
Fact sheet

Aged care quality standards

This document outlining the Aged Care Quality Standards in Australia has been updated to reflect the new requirements that were introduced when the Serious Incident Response Scheme launched on 1 April 2021.
Report

Diversity in housing experiences and their correlates for New Zealand adults aged 75+ and 65-74 years

This report considered the housing situation of New Zealanders aged 65–74 and 75 years plus using data from the Health, Work and Retirement longitudinal study.
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).
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

Models of integrated care, health and housing

Incorporating literature reviews on integrated care models and consultation with key experts and providers of integrated care in Australia, this report provides an overview and analysis of integrated models of care for older people, as they relate to health care, social care, and housing or...
Report

Older women in the private rental sector: unaffordable, substandard and insecure housing

Single older women aged 55 and over are over-represented amongst the asset poor in Australia and are one of the fastest growing groups of homeless people nationally. This report presents the experiences of single older women living on low incomes in the private rental sector...
Briefing paper

Home for good: communities for wellbeing

This briefing paper explores ways to build ‘communities for wellbeing.’ By this, Per Capita means the ways in which good housing outcomes extend beyond individual housing circumstances to the context of neighbourhood and broader community.
Briefing paper

Home for good

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...
Report

Effective downsizing options for older Australians

This research examined the extent to which downsizing forms part of older Australians’ housing preferences, the actual and perceived benefits of moving as well as the availability of downsize housing options. The research proposes a number of policy strategies for delivering housing alternatives to meet...
Conference paper

Stakeholders’ perspectives towards age-friendly housing

The overall wellbeing of elderly populations can be achieved not only by improving the healthcare facilities but also by proper planning of their housing requirements to support them to age in place as well.
Report

Moving, downsizing and housing equity consumption choices of older Australians

This study analyses current geographic mobility and downsizing behaviours among Australians aged over 55, and considers the barriers to, and consequences of downsizing. Retired Australians tend to retain high levels of housing wealth (rising to 49% of assets for homeowners aged 75+) and most choose...
Strategy

Ageing with choice: future directions for seniors housing 2019-2024

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.