Government of Western Australia"
The western Australian Government's Ageing with Choice document provides direction over the next five years to improve housing choice and outcomes for older Western Australians. Ageing with Choice recognises that everyone ages differently. Housing needs in older age are driven by changes in health, financial or family circumstances, rather than numerical age.
Ageing with Choice provides direction over the next five years to improve housing choice and outcomes for older Western Australians. Like most developed countries, Australia has an ageing population. The number of people in WA aged 65 or over is projected to grow by 40 per cent to more than 500,000 by 2026. People’s housing needs change with age.
The State Wide Ageing in the Bush project was an initiative of the Regional Development Council of Western Australia with the objective to “identify aged care models for regional WA that will enable residents to age in their community”. A number of models to address state wide issues have been developed.