1. Positive perceptions of ageing
The late British historian, Peter Laslett who is regarded as an advocate for positive ageing, developed a concept of modern, western world lifespans that encompass four ages:
- First age: an era for dependence, socialisation, immaturity, and learning
- Second age: an era for independence, maturity, responsibility, and working
- Third age: an era for personal achievement and fulfilment after retirement, and
- Fourth age: an era for the final dependence, decrepitude, and death.
Increasingly ageing is being viewed positively, with the Laslett’s description of the third age dominating the attitudes of older Australians.
2. The third age is getting longer
3. Current funding models are restrictive for consumers and expensive for government
4. Ageing in place is a win/win for consumers and government
5. Enabling Technology
SOURCE: “Five Reasons Why Facilities may Not be Future of Aged Care.” Australian Ageing Agenda, 31 March 2017.
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