Healthy ageing

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Older people health
NARROWER TERMS


Report

Meals on Wheels Australia social impact report

This report measures the social impact of 'Meals on Wheels' and the importance of meaningful customer and volunteer connection, further supporting the essential role the service plays within almost every Australian community.
Report

Report of the Inquiry into support for older Victorians from migrant and refugee backgrounds

Throughout this inquiry, the Committee heard about many barriers preventing culturally diverse older people from accessing the services they need when they need them. This report draws upon comprehensive evidence received from expert stakeholders and people with lived experience to make 61 findings and 76...
Report

Tackling abuse of older people: five priorities for the United Nations Decade of Healthy Ageing (2021–2030)

Globally, 1 in 6 people aged 60 years and older experience abuse in the community every year. Rates in institutions are even higher. Yet, abuse of older people (also known as elder abuse) remains a low global priority. This document outlines five priorities to prevent...
Report

50+ report: what older people think

This report explores the attitudes and values of people aged 50 and older in NSW on a range of topics that are of concern to the Australian people both now and into the future.
Position paper

An agenda for government from older Australians

COTA Australia has prepared this document to describe the policy opportunities for the 47th Parliament of Australia to improve the lives of older Australians.
Report

What do older people want from their healthcare?

This research explores the health and well-being needs, expectations and priorities of older Victorians at six key stages in later life. The report was prepared for the Victorian Health Department.
Policy report

Unfinished business: practical policies for better care at home

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety heard distressing stories about the problems with aged care, and made sweeping reform recommendations. This report shows how that money would improve the lives of older people who need support at home.
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...
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

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

Assessing cash-for-care benefits to support aging at home in Canada

Canada’s long-term care (LTC) system needs an overhaul. In this study, a group of leading scholars argue that the challenge facing Canada’s policy-makers is to not only adequately meet the growing needs for LTC services, but also to ensure that those services are delivered where...
Briefing paper

Translating aged care reform recommendations to action

The final report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety was tabled on 1 March 2021 and included 148 recommendations. This briefing paper examines the themes of the report and provides a way forward for the Australian government that is transparent and...
Report

Global report on ageism

This report outlines a framework for action to reduce ageism including specific recommendations for different actors. It brings together the best available evidence on the nature and magnitude of ageism, its determinants and its impact. The report also outlines what strategies work to prevent and...
Journal article

Older Aboriginal Australians’ health concerns and preferences for healthy ageing programs

This article presents the findings from a study that gives voice to older Aboriginal Australians’ perspectives culturally-appropriate programs to assist with healthy ageing.
Report

Building an age-friendly Indigo health system

This report documents the development of a systematic, rigorous co-design process to develop an age-friendly approach to care for older people.
Report

Ageing in multicultural Western Australia

The challenges faced by older Western Australians from culturally diverse backgrounds are highlighted in this report, which has been prepared to assist with service planning and work to combat ageism, discrimination and financial stress.
Guide

Is your health service age-friendly?

This guide was developed to help health service boards, clinicians, executive teams, staff and community members assess, plan and contribute to the establishment of an age-friendly health service.
Briefing paper

The Grim Reaper? Coronavirus and the elderly in Australia and the United States

The COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the world brings more than illness, death and economic chaos; it brings existential and ethical dilemmas about how to provide care for the elderly who are most at risk of contracting the virus and who are dying as a consequence. This...
Report

Prevalence of advance care planning documentation in Australian health and residential aged care services report 2019

This study identifies a number of important findings relating to advance care planning document uptake relevant to policy makers, health and residential aged care service providers and workforce, palliative care services, researchers, and the general public.