With the number of people living with dementia in retirement villages expected to increase as people elect to age in place, a new collaboration aims to give operators practical assistance in developing supports.
Mobile technology is disrupting the traditional models within the aged care sector and has the potential to enhance aged care services more than many may realise, writes Adele Beachley.
In a first for the aged care study tour specialists, SAGE has teamed up with New Zealand’s retirement village member association to offer Australian executives an opportunity to see how their counterparts across the ditch are leading the way with integrated communities.
Just as aged care enjoys subsidies from government and tax policy support, retirement village developers say they want land use policy that facilitates development.
In this wrap: launch of Australia’s first Retirement Census; snapshot of aged care use in final years; Goodwin partners with local GP; and TLC healthcare hub approved.
ANALYSIS: Greater consumer choice is bringing opportunities and challenges for the retirement living operators. Andrew Giles outlines five fundamental changes shaping the sector.
AUDIO: Despite the policy shift towards supporting more older people to live in the community, the vast majority of housing is not suitable for ageing in place, says Amelia Starr.
We believe that some of Alan Kohler’s latest criticisms of the retirement village industry is unfair and ill-informed, writes Mary Wood.
Integrated housing & care is the new benchmark for ‘seniors housing’ & retirement living – in Australia & much of the western world, says the founder & CEO of the UK’s luxe Audley Retirement, who is visiting Australia this September.
With the support of the local council and state government, a Tasmanian operator has started building a new $46 million independent retirement living and aged care complex in Hobart.
one of Australia’s major property developers has announced plans to build a retirement living complex on newly acquired land in the ACT.
Retirement Village operators need to be genuinely innovative to capture the imaginations of consumers and build a loyal following like that of the world’s most iconic brands.
Consumer Affairs Victoria has indicated that it wants retirement villages to explain their contracts to prospective residents more clearly, and wants operators’ views on regulatory reform.
Aged care provider, IRT, cleared out the competition at the 2011 Australian Business Awards.