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Ageing populations and social care: policy issues
Official policy statements and parliamentary recommendations are re-emphasizing the importance of community care for elderly people. This paper examines questions of responsibility in the light both of demographic changes ...
Working in the aged care industry
As we look to the future we will see more older people, and we will see more of our older people living longer. Those working in ageing must ensure we are responsive to the needs of those around us and treat them in a ...
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. ...
The "aged" are perceived symbolically as problems for society. Of course it is important continually to remind ourselves that most older people are not sick, are not disabled, are not desperately poor, are reasonably well ...
Current developments in aged care in Australia
In June 1987 there were in Western Australia 130,365 people in their fifties, 104,562 in their sixties, 66,362 in their seventies and 26,816 aged eighty or over. Almost one in four Western Australians is aged 50 or over. ...
State Government iniatives in protecting the legal rights of older people
Demographic change has meant that we are witnessing higher proportions of elderly people in all societies, greater life expectancy at birth and at all advanced ages, substantial drops in age specific mortality rates at ...
Basis for genuine consultation in aged care services
We have and will continue to have two older populations each defined as old. One population, (comprising people roughly aged over sixty-five and under seventy-five) is deemed too old for the paid labour force, and the ...
Trends, structure and directions for Australia's population
As we look to the future we will see more older people, and we will see more of our older people living longer. While the advance of science has helped to push back the frontiers of longevity it would be a disaster if our ...
The right to shelter - elderly people in residential care
The looming explosion in social care poses formidable challenges for policy makers in the gerontological area. Our residential care system which provides sheltered and supported accommodation for disabled people both young ...
Ageing rapidly: fiction or fact?
All too often fiction and fact are confused when dealing with the complex area of ageing. Some misconceptions are highlighted.