Aged care providers, professionals and services are being called upon to complete an online survey about improving services for older people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
A rapid response outreach team that designed a referral pathway for emergency services, and an organisation that provides housing for elderly and frail homeless people have won national awards at the Hesta Aged Care Awards.
More can be done to ensure the aged care system meets its responsibility for older women experiencing or at risk of homelessness, research finds.
Australia needs a national strategy to increase affordable housing supply, better regulate the private rental market and provide support services that can help older people at risk of homelessness, a housing advocate tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Dementia among the homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless is one of six diverse groups featured in a series of national workshops getting underway this month.
A new service model has been developed and put into practice for older people living with alcohol-related brain injury and complex behaviours, enabling them to transition into long-term residential aged care.
There are mounting calls for government to include affordable housing measures in next week’s budget as new research again shows seniors are particularly vulnerable.
Governments need to urgently increase their investment in affordable housing options and specialist support services to address the growing number of older people in housing stress, writes Fiona York.
A new coalition of aged care providers, homelessness services and consumers is being established to bring about government action on the urgent need for older people’s housing amidst worsening rates of homelessness among seniors.
With one in three older women living in income poverty, Mission Australia is using tomorrow’s International Day of Older Persons to call for government action on accommodation for homeless older women.
A new mobile website is available to help connect people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness with essential services.
Seniors groups and retirement living providers have backed calls from the Productivity Commission for federal and state governments to streamline planning processes to address the pressing shortage of age-friendly accommodation.
Poor public awareness about the aged care reforms has affected the implementation of the changes and impeded seniors’ capacity to make informed decisions, a Productivity Commission report concludes.
The death of a husband, a late-life divorce, a series of strokes or suddenly losing your job can all push older women into financial dire straits, writes Renata Singer.