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Lessons from overseas: an architect’s perspective on helping seniors to age in place

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Residential aged care providers can incorporate senior’s hubs and offer assisted care services to help Australian seniors remain in their homes for as long as possible but still connected to the community, writes James Kelly.

In the most recent Federal Budget, the government announced it will be encouraging Australians to live longer at home before moving into aged care communities.

Through its More Choices for a Longer Life package, it announced an extra 14,000 home care packages in order to ease the waiting list, which latest figures show includes more than 126,000 people.

Currently, Australian seniors can receive care and support in their home, a retirement village, which is usually pitched at those aged 65-75 years old, or in a residential aged care facility, which is the high-care solution mostly for people aged 80-plus.

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Unknown Author, 2019, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/about/)

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