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Older People and Aged Care in Rural, Regional and Remote Australia

This Discussion Paper will increase the understanding of issues facing care services for older people in rural, regional and remote Australia and propose some options for ensuring that services are available locally and have a viable future. The authors believe that new models of services and support for rural and remote areas must be developed and supported.
2004

The Future of Aged Persons Housing: What role for Independent Living Units?

There is an emerging crisis within housing for older persons in Australia. This paper focuses particularly on the role of independent living units in the future of aged housing.
2004

Coming of age: Opportunities for older homeless people under Supporting People

This report examines the challenges and proposes cost-effective solutions for 'Supporting People' commissioners, their partner agencies and providers to meet the challenge of older homelessness. The report considers: 1. the extent of the problem of homelessness among the elderly creative solutions 2.
2004

NGOs Functioning as Social Service Providers: The Elderly Problem in Cuba

Population studies predict that the percentage of Cuba’s population over the age of 60 will rise to 25% of the population by the year 2025, and ominously, to 33.6% of the population by the year 2050, at which time Cuba will be perhaps the ‘oldest’ nation in Latin America and the Caribbean.
2004

Elderly Housing

This paper will begin with a brief account of the development of public housing for the elderly and this will serve as a background for the discussion of existing policies. This will be followed by a discussion on policies that have been formulated since the 1970s to house the elderly, particularly policy papers and Working Party reports published in the last twenty years.
2004

Independent Living Units: The Forgotten Social Housing Sector

Public and community housing are well documented as housing options for older people with relatively low value assets and low incomes. However, other not-for-profit (NFP) organisations also provide housing for this group.
2004

Homeless Older Adults Research Project Executive Summary

Despite the increased focus on the homeless population in Canada, there is little empirical knowledge about the characteristics, circumstances, and service needs of older homeless adults. The purpose of this study is to gain a better understanding of older adults who are homeless or at risk for homelessness in the City of Toronto.
2004

Challenges of cross-national housing research with older persons: lessons from the ENABLE-AGE project

This article discusses the cross-national project Enabling Autonomy, Participation, and Well-Being in Old Age: The Home Environment as a Determinant for Healthy Ageing. Cross-national, interdisciplinary research always entails challenges, while those involving person-environment research have not yet been reported much in the literature.
2004

Coming of age: opportunities for older people under Supporting People

This UK report examines the challenges and proposes cost-effective solutions for Supporting People commissioners, their partner agencies and providers to meet the challenge of older homelessness. The report considers the extent of the problem, routes into and out of homelessness and offers creative solutions.
2004

Health promotion for socially disadvantaged groups: The case of homeless older men in Australia

There is extensive evidence that health promotion routinely benefits those who are already most socioeconomically advantaged. While the government's healthy ageing policy recognizes that improving health outcomes will require a range of strategies involving different target groups, recommendations focus on the issues and needs of the comfortable majority.
2004
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