Housing is the most crucial factor affecting an older person’s wellbeing, a new analysis shows, with warnings of a “crisis of wellbeing” among the growing number of seniors on low incomes who don’t own a home.
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We need urgent action from government, business and the not-for-profit sector on the financing and supply of more affordable and social housing for older people, writes Jo Toohey.
Seniors in South Australia have called on the State Government to urgently review laws covering mobile home parks, as older residents raise concerns over the lack of legal protections.
The looming problem of whether Australia’s housing stock is fit to enable older people and people with disability to age in place demands new leadership, writes Michael Bleasdale.
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.
Federal Government needs to provide leadership on the shortage of seniors housing, while not-for-profit providers could do more to deliver more age-appropriate accommodation, a report concludes.
A national women’s alliance says the Federal Government should keep negative gearing but amend the controversial tax arrangement so that it stimulates supply of age-friendly new builds to support the growing number of homeless older women.
With Australia’s aged care and pension systems essentially predicated on the assumption that seniors own their own home, the increase in the number renting or still paying a mortgage could mean greater old age poverty, warns a new report.
With the number of seniors living in insecure housing rising significantly in the past decade, a new campaign will support culturally and linguistically diverse seniors at risk of homelessness in Victoria.
Universal design should go beyond addressing accessibility to include what a person needs to make them feel happy and connected, architect Guy Luscombe will tell the inaugural Universal Design Conference next week.
AUDIO: Older Australians utilise their houses far more than official statistics indicate and fewer seniors downsize than is commonly thought, a housing forum heard on Thursday.
With the NRAS coming to an end, a more flexible successor scheme could stimulate the refurbishment of ageing independent living unit stock to provide affordable housing for low-income older people.
The organisers of the inaugural Universal Design Conference, taking place in August at Sydney Town Hall, have announced the call for papers is now open.
Experts are hopeful the plight of older people experiencing homelessness or living in unsecured accommodation will gain public attention as a Senate committee investigates the issue of affordable housing.