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New Census data shows retirement village trends

Occupancy of retirement villages in Australia is close to capacity, highlighting the forthcoming shortage of age appropriate housing for senior Australians in their local communities, according to new data released by The Property Council of Australia.

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Further investment needed for home care: LASA

Data showing 14 per cent growth in people waiting for home care packages last quarter underlines the urgent need for a review of government resourcing of its home care reforms, peak body Leading Age Services Australia says. LASA...

ACSA voices concern over latest aged care inquiry

Aged & Community Services Australia has voiced its disappointment about yet another inquiry into aged care, this time focusing on facilities. Following a referral on 6 December 2017 from the Minister for Health, Aged Care...

Bolton Clarke announces two new senior executives

Bolton Clarke has announced two new senior executive appointments as the not-for- profit aged care and independent living services provider continues to grow its support offerings for customers. Jim Toohey, a well-known...

2017 National Retirement Living award winners

Innovation in design, technology and marketing in retirement villages has been recognised by a new awards program run by the Retirement Living Council as part of its National Summit. The awards combine two long-running...

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PROPERTY & DESIGN

New take on specialist disability accomodation

A new apartment building in Queensland will provide specialist disability accomodation for people aged under 65 who would otherwise be living in residential aged care. It is the first of 120 new high-need independent living...

Designing for dementia care: what you need to know

Nobody likes to spend additional dollars after a building project has been completed. Changing the design because it doesn’t work is not only often impossible but also costly, inconvenient and frustrating when the design should...

Work begins on Sacred Heart Mission’s new campus of care

Work has commenced on a new development in St Kilda that will provide a new form of ‘supported rooming housing’ for people who are not yet ready for residential aged care. Known as Project 101, Sacred Heart Mission’s new ‘campus...

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