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Effective Aged Care For Men

Effective Aged Care For Older Men

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.

Older Men at the Margins

Older Men at the Margins: how men experience and combat loneliness and social isolation in later life. 

Older Men at the Margins was a two-year study to understand how men aged 65 and over from different social backgrounds and circumstances experienced loneliness and social isolation. It also explored the formal and informal ways they sought to stay connected with others and feel less lonely. Read more 

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Western Sydney University: Engaging Older Men In Home and Community Care

agedcare This project uncovered some of the reasons why fewer older men made use of Home and Community Care (HACC) services relative to women.

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WDHS: Men's Out and About - Living In Rural Residential Aged Care Facilities

wdhs 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.

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Healthy Ageing Research Unit: Ageing Well In Culturally Diverse Older Males

HappyHACCMan 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. 

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UK Age Concern: Working With Older Men Report

older There is increasing awareness of the need to make health care services accessible to older men. This report identifies ways to make services more accessible and engaging to older men in the UK.

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