Australia's aged populations is expected to increase by 3.5% per annum from 2011 to 2022 by which time there will be 6.4 million Australians aged 65 to 84 years by 2056. Male life expectancy is expected to be approximately 93 years old by 2056, so the challenge for services will be how to cater for a larger population of aged men as well as women.
There is a growing body of evidence around the needs of older men in various aged care settings and the focus is shifting towards strategies that help older men and women remain independent for as long as possible. This section outlines some good practices approaches towards meeting the needs of older Australian men as they age.
The move to residential aged care is challenging for all residents and can impact on a person’s physical, emotional and social experience of life. These effects can be intensified when a person is part of a minority group residing within that particular environment.
This report discusses the perceptions of health and wellbeing of ageing men from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds in the Greater Shepparton area of Victoria.