Aged care policy emphasises “staying at home” with support services designed to help people remain in the community for longer. There are also expectations that older people will change their housing as they adapt to their changing needs, enabling better access to aged care and support.
This brief looks at older women’s housing, their changing needs, and the intersections between housing and aged care in Australia.
As populations age, increased focus is given to the importance of enabling older people to age in place. The study reported in this paper explored the extent to which older people considered their homes and neighbourhoods to be ‘supportive’, and sought to increase understanding of the needs and experiences of older people and their expectations of future housing needs.
The ability of older people to mobilise within and outside their community is dependent on a number of factors. This study explored the relationship between spatial mobility and psychological health among older adults living in Australia.