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    • Accommodation for elderly people 

      Graycar, Adam (1989-04)
      From the viewpoint of elderly people themselves, the question of accommodation is a crucial one. Their housing takes on an increasing importance, not only in a financial sense but also psychologically. Moreover, most ...
    • Accommodation issues for elderly people : State Government perspectives 

      Graycar, Adam (1986-06)
      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. ...
    • Accommodation issues for ethnic aged people in South Australia : accommodation alternatives 

      Graycar, Adam (1986-06)
      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), ...
    • Age pensioners and superannuation 

      Graycar, Adam (1987-04)
      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 ...
    • Aged care - current challenges 

      Graycar, Adam (1986-11)
      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 ...
    • Aged care: winners and losers 

      Graycar, Adam (1988-04)
      In 1987 our 'aged' population increased by around 55,000, or by 152 per day. Public resources which are allocated are substantial, yet the range of incomes, access to services and housing situation of elderly people is ...
    • Ageing 

      Graycar, Adam (1986-10)
      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" ...
    • Ageing : policy issues 

      Graycar, Adam (1987-04)
      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 ...
    • Ageing and public administration 

      Graycar, Adam (1986-09)
      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 85s by 225%. When translated into goods and services and social ...
    • Ageing and society 

      Graycar, Adam (1987-03)
      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 ...
    • Ageing in Australia 

      Graycar, Adam (1987-08)
      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 ...
    • Ageing rapidly: fiction or fact? 

      Graycar, Adam (1987-08)
      All too often fiction and fact are confused when dealing with the complex area of ageing. Some misconceptions are highlighted.
    • Basis for genuine consultation in aged care services 

      Graycar, Adam (1987-11)
      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 ...
    • Care of the aged 

      Graycar, Adam (1987-10)
      The fact that more people are reaching old age represents success: improvements in health, better housing, and better living standards. This success is something we will all benefit from if we learn to utilise the potential ...
    • Caring services for the elderly 

      Graycar, Adam (1986-09)
      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 ...
    • The challenge of ageing 

      Graycar, Adam (1988-06)
      In 1987 our 'aged' population increased by around 55,000, or by 152 per day. The consequence of this is that whereas at the beginning of this century of all the people aged 65 and over one quarter were aged 75 and over; ...
    • Current developments in aged care in Australia 

      Graycar, Adam (1988-10)
      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. ...
    • Demography - is it just a numbers game? 

      Graycar, Adam (1987-11)
      The vast majority of major policy or planning issues facing contemporary Australia have a demographic dimension. A thorough knowledge of this population dimension would not only assist in understanding wider societal ...
    • Developing policies for the ageing : the importance of family indicators 

      Graycar, Adam (1987-06)
      At an Institute of Family Studies conference in 1984 it was argued that the major indicators of family well being were access to and receipt of tangible resources, effective services, and close companionship. The first ...
    • Developments in ageing 

      Graycar, Adam (1987-05)
      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. ...