Elder Abuse

Housing an Ageing Australia: The Ideal of Security of Tenure and the Undermining Effect of Elder Abuse

This article considers the degree of legal security of tenure and ontological security in various forms of accommodation utilised by older people. In so doing, the article examines how elder abuse can dilute legal and ontological security and makes suggestions as to how existing real property laws could be utilised and amended to safeguard housing security for older people

More and more Australians will be homeless unless we act now

One of the most pressing challenges older Australians face is finding secure accommodation with suitable amenities. And as the numbers of older Australians grow, the pressure to provide housing that meets their needs is increasing. We may be facing a crisis of ageing homelessness in coming years. Older Australians face the same risks of falling into homelessness as everyone else.

Age friendly societies in our time? A literature review

This project sought to gain an understanding of the state and breadth of knowledge about the social isolation of older people in urban areas, with particular attention paid to housing form, and formal and informal care. The coverage is of international material in English; with items emanating from or relating to Canada generally, being of particular interest.

Ageing in Australia

At the broadest level, the Association holds the view that, as a life stage, older age should provide people with the opportunities to live healthy, positive and productive lives, connected to and participating in the life of the community.

Financial abuse of older people by family members: Views and experiences of older Australians and their family members

Research indicates that the most commonly reported form of abuse of older people in Australia is financial abuse and the majority of perpetrators are family members. The number of people aged 65 years and over in Australia is growing rapidly and the challenges of aging often require support and assistance from family members, so it is important to develop strategies to prevent this form of abuse.

Current and Emerging Issues Facing Older Canadians

In the study of current and future issues facing older Canadians, all levels of governments, industry and the non-governmental sectors revealed not only layers of a discreet subject (such as an ageing workforce) but more importantly the interrelationships among the issues and the interconnectedness between the issues.

Homelessness and Older Women in Australia

This report investigates the leading causes of homelessness among women, particularly those forty five and over. It examines the pathways in to and out of homelessness for older women and a large amount of documentation on this issue.

The Elderly - Suffering in Romania

Transition to a free market economy has left Romania a staggering 8 times poorer than 10 years ago with 44% of Romanians living in poverty. According to a report released by the European Network of Economic Policy Research Institutes, Romania has currently a major shortage of institutionalised services.
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