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Nursing homes : policy issues
The looming explosion in social care poses formidable challenges for policy makers in the gerontological arena. Policies, programs and services that reflect the interests of our older population, families of older people, ...
Caring services for the elderly
100 years ago life expectancy at birth was 47 years for males and 51 years for females. Today it is around 70 for males and 77 for females. In some circles this increase in life expectancy is seen as a calamity for ...
Pets and the elderly
Research around the world has shown the value of pets for older people. A pet is a friend to whom the loneliest person, practically incapable of communication with fellow humans can talk and express affection. People who ...
As we look to the future, over the next 25 years S.A.'s population will increase by 27%; the population aged 65 and over by 67%; the population aged 75 and over by 118% and the over 85's by 225%.
Accommodation issues for ethnic aged people in South Australia : accommodation alternatives
Accommodation policies for elderly people involve activity by all three levels of government, non-government welfare organisations (of which about 700 in South Australia are involved with the welfare of elderly people), ...
State approaches to housing for the ageing
Given that some of our older people have substantial assets and given that many of our older people have fears and insecurities about impending dependencies, they are an easy mark for people selling some form of comfortable ...
Accommodation issues for elderly people : State Government perspectives
Only a small proportion of older people ever come into contact with nursing homes. About 4.5 per cent of those aged 65 and over live in nursing homes, and proportions increase with age, and vary quite notably by State. ...