Ageing in Australia: Challenges and Opportunities by Kate O'Loughlin, Colette Browning, Hal Kendig

By Kate O'Loughlin, Colette Browning, Hal Kendig

This stimulating quantity examines the numerous faces of Australia’s growing older inhabitants, the social and wellbeing and fitness concerns they cope with, and the stairs being taken—and many who will be taken—to aid verify a extra optimistic and effective later lifestyles. person and societal aging are conceptualized as developmental in nature, socially diversified, and marked through lifestyle demanding situations stemming from the country’s monetary buildings, attitudes, geography, political panorama, and infrastructure. Wide-ranging assurance (e.g., overall healthiness, inequalities, employment, transportation) assesses recommendations on hand to older humans, and the function of households, employers, carrier companies, govt companies, and others in selling or increasing these offerings. The book’s double emphasis on demanding situations in older people’s lives and possibilities for boosting their caliber of lifestyles is on transparent reveal as case stories learn coverage issues—and suggest solutions—in a societal and person context.

Included within the coverage:

· Australian advancements in growing older: concerns and history.

· Cultural range, wellbeing and fitness, and ageing.

· Indigenous Australians and getting older: responding to range in coverage and practice.

· improving the wellbeing and fitness and employment participation of older workers.

· Housing and the environments of ageing.

· overall healthiness companies and take care of older people.

The wealthy examples in Ageing in Australia comprise a intensity of realizing and proof for sociologists, gerontologists and psychologists learning getting older, well-being care pros delivering care to older humans, and coverage analysts assessing parts for improvement.

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Ageism in health care also can be viewed at the system level in terms of the priority and treatment accorded to older people in hospitals and primary care (see Chaps. 12 and 13). There is some evidence from the US that older people are often the target of rationing; however, there is also evidence that older people can receive forms of positive discrimination when it comes to accessing and paying for services that are not always available to the general population (Kane and Kane 2005). g. general or specialised geriatric care) and how this might shape the attitudes and behaviours of health professionals in their interactions with older people.

The politics of ageing. In A. Borowski, S. Encel, & E. ), Longevity and social change in Australia (pp. 296–315). Sydney, Australia: University of New South Wales Press. , & Kendig, H. (2005). Accommodation options in later life: Retirement village or community living? Australasian Journal on Ageing, 24(4), 188–195. , & Kendig, H. (2016). Ageing and social change in Australia. In H. Kendig, P. McDonald, & J. ), Population ageing and Australia’s future. Canberra, Australia: ANU Press. , & Hamilton, C.

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