The average older Australian – who is she? She is a 75 year old Anglican woman who drives a car, has broadband, votes for the Coalition and lives in her own three bedroom home with her spouse
A statistical portrait of the older Australian.
There is a tendency to look at the older population as . . . → Read More: A statistical portrait of the average older Australian – CEPAR
Objective. This article examines how dementia affects personal dignity in individuals with mild to moderate dementia from their perspective.
Method. In this qualitative cross-sectional study, in-depth interviews were carried out with 14 individuals, aged 50–94, with mild to moderate dementia who lived at home. . . . → Read More: How Dementia Affects Personal Dignity: A Qualitative Study on the Perspective of Individuals With Mild to Moderate Dementia – Journals of Gerontolo…
Objectives. Women who combine formal and informal caregiving roles represent a unique, understudied population. In the literature, healthcare employees who simultaneously provide unpaid elder care at home have been referred to as double-duty caregivers. The present study broadens this perspective by examining the psychosocial implications of double-duty child care . . . → Read More: Combining Formal and Informal Caregiving Roles: The Psychosocial Implications of Double- and Triple-Duty Care – Journals of Gerontology
The article deals with the re-negotiation of old age in current times of flexible capitalism and its analysis by Critical Gerontologists who criticize this process as age denial and midlife-imperialism. Starting out from the instructive critique of active ageing and consumer-based anti-ageing strategies, rooted in the heterogeneous field of Critical Gerontology, the here presented . . . → Read More: The appraisal of difference: Critical gerontology and the active-ageing-paradigm – JAS
Employers who’ve turned to EU migrants to fill vacancies in recent years say they’ve done so because these recruits have brought the experience and commitment needed to support growth, according to ‘The growth of EU labour: Assessing the impact on the UK labour market’, a new report from the CIPD that draws on . . . → Read More: Impact of migrant workers on youth unemployment (UK) – Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
The British ‘welfare state’ has been transformed. ‘Welfare’ has been replaced by a new ‘workfare’ regime (the ‘Work Programme’) defined by tougher state regulatory practices for those receiving out-of-work benefits. US-style mandatory community work programmes are being revived and expanded. This article, therefore, considers shifting public attitudes to work and welfare in Britain and . . . → Read More: Foundations of the Workfare State–Reflections on the Political Transformation of the Welfare State in Britain – SP&A
Extract from an article by Katherine Fleming
Young West Australians are taking up volunteering in droves, driving a jump of more than 80 per cent in the number of tertiary students Volunteering WA refers to positions.
The organisation reported a big increase in students aged 18 to 25 from 3855 in 2012-13 to 7038 last . . . → Read More: Young volunteers on the rise – The West Australian
The Alzheimer’s Australia report released today, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and Dementia: A review of the research, outlines the prevalence of dementia and modifiable risk factors in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. It discusses a range of . . . → Read More: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and Dementia: A review of the research – Alzheimer’s Australia
Minister for Industry, the Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, today chaired the second meeting of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Industry and Skills Council in Adelaide which was attended by state and territory ministers.
Ministers agreed on a number of priority actions to achieve a modern and responsive national regulatory system, with less . . . → Read More: Skills Action Plan for VET Reform – Department of Industry
The St Vincent de Paul Society, in conjunction with Alviss Consulting, has been tracking changes to residential energy tariffs and reporting on household impacts since 2010. Initially the Tariff-Tracking project only covered Victoria but has since expanded to include New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory.
SOURCE: “The National Energy . . . → Read More: The National Energy Market–Wrong Way, Go Back? Observations from the Vinnies’ Tariff Tracking Project – St Vincent de Paul Society
Extract from an article by Amy Bainbridge
Consumers are being slugged with rising electricity bills boosted by big network costs and confusing fees from energy retailers, according to a new report.
The analysis, from St Vincent de Paul Society and Alviss Consulting, showed network costs charged for poles and wires made up as much as . . . → Read More: Electricity bills made worse by network costs and confusing fees, report shows – ABC News
Extract from an article by Adam Courtenay
There are options for 50-plus-year-old females who want work..
It does not take too much research to surmise that older female workers – who are over 45 according to demographics – are not exactly high on recruiters’ hit lists. The reasons are well-documented; apart from age-old prejudices, many . . . → Read More: Help for older women who need jobs – Sydney Morning Herald