New Zealand is on track to increase its number of retirement village units by half in the next few years in an environment where customer is king, writes John Collyns.
The Property Council of Australia has unsurprisingly and eagerly endorsed the findings of University of Technology Sydney research on the benefits and affordability of retirement village living.
The Commonwealth says it will look at new oversight measures for retirement villages following the Four Corners program, while seniors call for new national regulations.
The lack of a clear national policy could stymie the future growth of the retirement living sector in Australia, a new analysis concludes.
A major operator is calling for special zoning for retirement living facilities in line with the planning concessions granted to aged care.
A new audio installation to be featured in the Junction Arts Festival in Launceston next week explores the personal stories of retirement village residents.
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.