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Normalisation: the new orthodoxy in human services?
Provision of services and accommodation for elderly people is a controversial and value-laden activity - something which has caused providers, researchers, policy makers, and elderly people themselves considerable anguish. ...
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 ...
Nursing homes and hostels review
There are numerous operators in the nursing home industry. The largest cost input comes from the Commonwealth Government and Commonwealth decisions are of significant interest to the State Governments, to Local Governments, ...
Aged care - current challenges
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 ...
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 ...
Between July 1, 1980 and June 30,1981, 111,220 Australians turned 65 - that is 325 per day. Approximately 73,000 people over 65 died in the same period, that is 210 per day. Thus our "aged" population increased by around ...
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 ...