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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.