Now showing items 1-10 of 15
Developments in ageing
Significant and monumental changes have taken place in the recent past in the structure of Australia's population, in the needs exhibited and expressed by the population, and in the methods used to attend to those needs. ...
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 ...
Ageing and society
The 'graying' of Australia's population has been a regular topic of discussion in government, demographic, health and social service circles in recent years. It has been noted carefully because shifts in population ...
Age pensioners and superannuation
The Older Persons Advisory Committee has expressed great concern at the erosion of indexation benefits for age pensioners. The discussion will be greatly enhanced by releasing current statistics which show a) that households ...
Ageing : policy issues
This speech covers demographic and policy issues that are part both of our reality of ageing and of the myths and stereotypes that creep into planning in aged care. It then discusses problems, conditions, policy agendas ...
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.
Government policies in aged care
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, ...