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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%.
Isssues facing the elderly
Over the next 25 years Australia'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%. Every day our elderly population increases by ...
Services to South Australia's ageing population
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%. When translated into goods ...
The Dimensions of ageing
We have greater life expectancy at birth and at all advanced ages, substantial drops in age specific mortality rates at higher ages, high rates of chronicity, a surplus of women at higher age groups, most of whom have no ...
Implications of our ageing society
We have, in Australia today, a higher proportion of elderly people than we have ever had in the past. If we look back at ageing in Australia we would find very few elderly people -somewhere around 4 per cent of the ...
There are three factors that need to be considered when talking about retirement and each of these factors represents a stage in the retirement process that requires adjustment. The first factor is the retirement "event" ...
Women and ageing
Our population aged 65 and over consists of 33% more women than men. Our population aged 80 and over comprises more than twice as many women than men. Mortality rates of the sexes differ dramatically too. Mortality per ...
Is retirement working?
The four main issues for a person facing retirement are income - having enough and having it regularly; having adequate health care; having appropriate living and housing arrangements; and having interest and purpose in ...
Dependence and independence are not two sides of a coin: they are not opposites which we can freely choose, but are integrally linked together in a very complex way. While dependence can be described as "reliance on another ...
Rights to information, education and freedom of choice: the vulnerable consumer
Callers to the Office for the Ageing usually want information. Of some 3,000 calls last year, over half were requests for information: nursing homes, guardianship, podiatry, house cleaning, transport, funeral expenses, ...