Aged care providers, peak bodies representing services, seniors and experts in ageing, and individuals from the media and academia are among a diverse group spearheading a campaign to counter age discrimination in Australia.
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Whilst some people receiving the Age Pension can enjoy a decent standard of living, it’s a very different situation for too many other seniors, writes Joel Pringle.
Fears about ageing prevent people from ageing well, but those fears are based on falsehoods, according to research released this week.
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.
There are calls for the government to establish an independent Age Pension Tribunal to determine an adequate pension rate, as new research shows many pensioners are suffering “substantial deprivation.”
The Benevolent Society will “aggressively pursue acquisition opportunities” in the aged care sector, enter into joint ventures, and create new fee-for-service offerings in home care.
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.
Isolation has major mental health and physical impacts on older people, yet limited funding and a prioritising of the physical needs of community care clients act as significant barriers to addressing the social wellbeing of individuals.
New research conducted by The Benevolent Society has evaluated the wellbeing of home and community care clients and found significant levels of psychological distress and social isolation.