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An evaluation is reported of six projects funded under the HACC (Home and Community Care) Program from Commonwealth Unmatched Monies. Each project provided an innovative service delivery model and two of the key purposes of the evaluation were to determine whether or not these models had been...
A survey of 371 health practitioners from the Arabic speaking, Chinese, German, Greek, Italian and Anglo Australian communities investigated perceptions of the help aged people within these communities receive from, and give to, their families as well as community attitudes regarding such...
Studies of caring for people with dementia have concentrated on the physical and psychological well‐being of the carer using a primarily individualistic model. By drawing on a study of the needs of people with dementia and their carers in the Australian Capital Territory, the importance of a...
Staying Fit and Healthy (SFH) is a centre based fitness program operating in the north‐eastern suburbs of Adelaide. SFH is targeted at older persons and encompasses introductory, continuation and remedial classes. Exercise classes are conducted by accredited fitness instructors under the...
From its inception in 1909 the Australian Age Pension became well established as a social ‘right’ of citizenship over the following eight decades. Since 1988 and the Social Security Review, though, retirement incomes policy has become subject to political debate and policy turbulence. Ideally,...
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