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Aging with a disability : what the clinician needs to know /

by Kemp, Bryan J. (ed.) | Mosqueda, Laura (ed.).

Publisher: Baltimore, MD Johns Hopkins University Press 2004Description: xiv, 307 p. : ill.Notes: Contents: Introduction / Bryan J. Kemp -- 1. A consumer's perspective on living with a disability : how change in function affects daily life / Kathleen Lankasky -- 2. Family members' perspective on aging with a disability / Bryan J. Kemp -- 3. Physiological changes and secondary conditions / Laura Mosqueda -- 4. Quality of life, coping, and depression / Bryan J. Kemp -- 5. Family and caregiver issues / Mary Ann McColl. Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: With advances in medical care, technology, and rehabilitation, people with disabilities are now living longer. Many, in fact, have near-average life expectancies. Research has shown, however, that the changes and problems associated with aging often occur 10-20 years earlier in the lives of people with disabilities than in the lives of people without disabilities. These changes pose significant challenges for health care professionals. Because research in this field is relatively recent, few practitioners and students are aware of these findings. Aging with a Disability provides clinicians with a complete guide to the care and treatment of persons aging with a disability. Divided into five parts, this book first addresses the perspective of the person with a disability and his or her family. Chapters in the second section address the physiological and functional changes people will face as they grow older, and how these changes may affect quality of life and caregiver requirements. In the third part, contributors discuss treatment considerations such as maintaining employment and managing pain and fatigue. The book's fourth section focuses on specific conditions: spinal cord injury, polio, cerebral palsy, and developmental disabilities such as mental retardation. In the concluding section, the authors present research needs and discuss policy issues for future consideration. Paying special attention to the feelings, attitudes, and needs of people with disabilities-three chapters are written by authors who have a disability- Aging with a Disability gives students and clinicians a reliable and compassionate handbook for the treatment of this growing population. [Publisher abstract]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Are older Australians being short changed? An analysis of household living costs /

by Kelly, Simon | National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre.

Publisher: Braddon, A.C.T. National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2011 Bibliography p. 23 Appendices pp. 24-28Summary: In this report, we examine how well the consumer price index (CPI) measures inflation for the overall Australian community and how living cost pressures are being distributed throughout the population. We focus mainly on older Australian households (those with the head aged 50 years and over) as many of these households are on low incomes, and spend a large proportion of their budget on essential living cost ("non-discretionary") items. ; HOUSEHOLD, INCOME AND LABOUR DYNAMICS IN AUSTRALIA SURVEY (HILDA)Availability: (1)

Are older workers worthy of their pay? : an empirical investigation of age-productivity and age-wage nexuses /

by Rute Cardoso, Ana | Institute for the Study of Labor | Guimaraes, Paulo | Varejao, Jose.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Discussion paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2010 Bibliography : p. 16-17 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Using longitudinal employer-employee data spanning over a 22-year period, we compare age-wage and age-productivity profiles and find that productivity increases until the age range of 50-54, whereas wages peak around the age 40-44. At younger ages, wages increase in line with productivity gains but as prime-age approaches, wage increases lag behind productivity gains. As a result, older workers are, in fact, worthy of their pay, in the sense that their contribution to firm-level productivity exceeds their contribution to the wage bill. On the methodological side, we note that failure to account for the endogenous nature of the regressors in the estimation of the wage and productivity equations biases the results towards a pattern consistent with underpayment followed by overpayment type of policies.Availability: (1)

Aspirations for later life /

by Humphrey, Alun | National Centre for Social Research | Lee, Lucy | Green, Rosie.

Publisher: London, U.K. Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Great Britain. Department of Work and Pensions research.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 144-145 Includes AppendicesSummary: Research published today examines what aspirations people of all ages hold for their later life, what they are currently doing to prepare, and what enablers and barriers there are to achieving their aspirations. This study focuses on many of the social aspects of preparing for later life and specifically looks at what plans people are making for later life in their earlier years; what hopes or ambitions may motivate people as they approach later life; and, whether later life is viewed as an opportunity to do things people were unable to do in their earlier years or as a time to relax and do less.Availability: (1)

Asset rich, but income poor : Australian housing wealth and retirement /

by Bradbury, Bruce | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2010Description: viii, 44 p. : ill.Other title: Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 43-44Summary: This paper examines patterns of housing wealth among the aged in Australia over time and compares Australian housing wealth patterns with those in North America and Western Europe, to determine if the Australian elderly hold particularly high levels of housing wealth, and if this leads to a relative overconsumption of housing. The paper uses data from the three most recent Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Household Expenditure Surveys (1993/94, 1998/99 and 2003/04).Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australia's aged population : a social report 1999. /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 4109.0 1999Description: PDF.Summary: "Presents information about people aged 65 and over living in Australia. The major themes covered in this report include: population distribution and growth; living arrangements and care; health and disability; housing; transport; use of technology; crime and safety; employment, income and financial security; and social participation. Data in each chapter are presented in tabular, graphic and textual form." -- ABS website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian dementia research : current status, future directions? /

by Low, Lee-Fay | Gomes, Lisa | Brodaty, Henry.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Access Economics 2008Description: PDF.Summary: The dementia epidemic is here and has significant impact on health care and social costs in the wider community. In 2007 there were an estimated 220,050 people with dementia; by 2030 this figure will have more than doubled to 465,460 and by 2050 the figure will reach 731,030 people. Dementia is the chronic disease that is projected to show the greatest increase in disease burden by 2023. The direct cost to the heath and care system of dementia is projected to rise to Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Because mental health matters : Victorian Mental Health Reform Strategy 2009-2019. /

by Victoria. Department of Human Services.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Mental Health and Drugs Division., Department of Human Services 2009Description: 168 p. : col. ill.Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Beginning the conversation : Addressing dementia in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities /

by Alzheimer's Australia.

Publisher: [Adelaide, S.A.] Alzheimer's Australia 2006Description: 53 p.: Ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Workshop Report 8-9 November 2006 AdelaideSummary: A two day National Indigenous Dementia Workshop was held in November 2006 with over thirty participants to discuss whether the issue of dementia is a sufficient priority for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to take action and to determine what that action might be. Workshop participants agreed that dementia needed to be addressed to enhance community Elder?s capacity to ?successfully age? into the future. A wellness approach was seen to be necessary to address the issue of dementia with other health conditions that compromise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?s reaching the age of seventy five.1 ; It is well known that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experience poorer health status and access to appropriate health and aged care. Evidence indicates that younger Indigenous people are at a higher risk of traumatic dementia (from head injuries), vascular dementia, alcohol dementia, and drug related dementia. People who have these problems have high needs that can cause an extra burden on families, carers and services - Executive summary-ExtractAvailability: (1)

Better bus access : summary report of the Bus Access Forum, Sept 1, 2011 /

by Victorian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Council of Social Service 2011Description: 27p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: On 1 September 2011, the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) and the Council on the Ageing (COTA) Victoria co-hosted a forum in collaboration with the Department of Transport (DOT) to discuss the accessibility of Victoria‟s bus network. Around 100 people registered to attend, including seniors, people with a disability, and representatives of community organisations and local government. The forum included a mix of people from both metropolitan Melbourne and rural and regional Victoria...IntroductionAvailability: (1)

Building public support for eradicating poverty in the UK /

by Delvaux, Joke | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Rinne, Sini.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rountree Foundation 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This study looks at successful ways of building public support for tackling UK poverty, including the use of real life stories, for example; explores how organisations measure the effectiveness of their initiatives; finds that only few initiatives explicitly aim to build public support for the UK poverty agenda and these initiatives tend to change perceptions and behaviour rather than attitudes; and argues that the term poverty needs to be clarified, and possibly avoided when first engaging people.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Can equity release help older home-owners improve their quality /

by Terry, Rachel | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Gibson, Richard.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2010 Bibliography : p. 15-16Summary: Around a million older home-owners have at least 100,000 of housing equity, yet their incomes are so small that they qualify for means-tested benefits. If these people could draw on their housing equity easily and safely they could afford practical help which would improve their quality of life and make it possible for them to continue to live in their own home.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Caravan parks and villages : a report on the issues faced by communities in three local government areas of Victoria /

by Fiedler, Jeff | Housing for Aged Action Group.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Housing for Aged Action Group 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2008Summary: Caravan parks and Residential parks are a central part of a rapidly changing housing environment. Also, with an ageing population and reduction in Commonwealth Government expenditure on affordable housing to meet the needs of older people on low incomes and those reaching retirement.Availability: (1)

Caring for older Australians: volume 1 /

by Australia. Productivity Commission.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Productivity Commission 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011 2 vols Includes bibliography Living longer. Living better (DH&A)Summary: This report identifies a number of weaknesses in Australia's aged care system. It proposes a wide-ranging package of reforms to address these issues, including a much simpler, single gateway into aged careAvailability: (1)

Caring for older Australians: volume 2 /

by Australia. Productivity Commission.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Productivity Commission 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011 2 vols Includes bibliography Living longer. Living better (DH&A)Summary: This report identifies a number of weaknesses in Australia's aged care system. It proposes a wide-ranging package of reforms to address these issues, including a much simpler, single gateway into aged careAvailability: (1)

Climate change and sustainable public services : ILC-UK/British Society of Gerontology Think Piece /

by Evans, Simon | International Longevity Centre UK.

Publisher: London, U.K. International Longevity Centre UK 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2011 Bibliography : p. 9Summary: This report argues that public sector responses to climate change must address adaptation and mitigation. Increasing environmental, financial and social pressures make this the ideal time to mainstream innovative ways of providing public services. Recent British Government policy for the public sector has included a strong focus on addressing climate change and promoting sustainability in the commissioning and delivery of services. Yet whilst a range of strategies and tools have been developed to address these issues for health services but that the sustainability agenda is far less developed in the social care sector. This think piece promotes a recent research project which highlighted several examples of good practice in developing sustainable systems of social care. These included incorporating sustainable outcomes in commissioning decisions, reducing the travel miles incurred through delivering care, implementing telecare solutions as a core part of care packages and appointing green champions within each serviceAvailability: (1)

Coming of age /

by Bazalgette, Louise | DEMOS | Holden, John | Tew, Philip.

Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2011 Bibliography pp. 187-203Summary: Britain's ageing population is often described as a demographic time-bomb. As a society we often view ageing as a 'problem' which must be 'managed' - how to cope with the pressure on national health services of growing numbers of older people, the cost of sustaining them with pensions and social care, and the effect on families and housing needs. But ageing is not a policy problem to be solved. Instead it is a normal part of life, which varies according to personal characteristics, experience and outlook, and for many people growing older can be a very positive experience. Drawing on the Mass Observation project, one of the longest-running longitudinal life-writing projects anywhere in the world, Coming of Age grounds public policy in people's real, lived experiences of ageing.Availability: (1)

Community and ageing : maintaining quality of life in housing with care settings /

by Evans, Simon.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2009Description: vi, 162 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Dancing in the kitchen : portraits of Collingwood's older women /

by Lindsay, Andrew.

Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. Carlton Collingwood Fitzroy District Health Service 1994Description: 114 p. : ill.Notes: "Written by Andrew Lindsay, from interviews with member of the Collingwood Over 60's Group with photographs by Don Whyte."Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Dementia across Australia : 2011- 2050 /

by Deloitte Access Economics.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Deloitte Access Economics 2011Description: 26 p.: ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Report prepared by Deloitte Access EconomicsSummary: Dementia is without question the single biggest health issue facing Australia in the 21st century. The figures in this report show that in the absence of new medications to treat dementia, almost 950,000 people will be living with dementia by 2050 the equivalent of a city three times the size of Canberra. As this report shows, the numbers of people with dementia are rising in every single electorate, in every state and territory across Australia. As the population ages, we must all be prepared for a radical shift in health priorities. The series of reports that Alzheimer's Australia has commissioned from Deloitte Access Economics over the past decade have documented the economic and social impact of dementia now and into the future -- Forward - ExtractAvailability: (1)

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