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Ageing Matters (2020)

* Ageing attitudes and discrimination
* Action on elder abuse
* Australia's aged care crisis

Voluntary euthanasia and assisted dying (2020)

The topic of voluntary euthanasia and assisted dying has a long history of impassioned political and community debate in Australia, often appearing to raise more questions than answers. Recently, however, Victoria and Western Australia have passed voluntary assisted dying legislation which grants eligible people with a terminally ill condition, who are experiencing intolerable suffering, legal access to assisted dying services

Long-term caring : residential, home and community aged care (2018)

The text provides information on all aspects of personal caring to prepare students to work in a range of aged care settings and specialisations; aged care, disability and community. The focus is on the delivery of care that compliments an individual's needs and enhances quality of life. 

HealthTalk Australia

HealthTalk interviewed 56 people (including six couples) about their experiences of ageing. Our researchers travelled to urban and regional areas throughout Australia to talk to people in their own homes. Participants spoke about what is important to them as they age; and what it feels like to be getting older – physically, mentally and in their social context. They talked about their changing personal relationships, pragmatic life decisions, health, illness and death.

The Age Care Quality Bulletin

Reviews and Reforms

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has been set up to look at the quality of aged care services and whether those services are meeting the needs of the Australian community. This includes:

  • care for older people living at home
  • people living with dementia, and
  • people living in residential aged care including younger people with disabilities.

The Conversation

This article is part of a series on the future of aged care.

In the face of the harrowing findings of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and the COVID-19 crisis, it’s abundantly clear the way we provide residential aged care in Australia needs to change.