Equity Trustees wants to fund great ideas that will build the capability of Victorian aged care organisations to implement innovative, sustainable changes, and is providing a granting pool of $150,000 over one year to make it happen.
It’s no secret that Australia’s population is ageing. The number of Australians over the age of 65 is expected to more than double by 2055, meaning a greater proportion of our community will be older.
We are now faced with a challenge to create a community that fully appreciates the economic and social impacts of ageing and is well prepared to deal with the impact of this demographic shift – flexibly, sensitively and respectfully.
- 70% of people say that when they die, they want to die at home – but only 14% get to do so
- 38% admissions to nursing or residential care is because a carer can’t cope with the stress of the role
- Older people who are socially isolated have a 26% higher chance (over 7 years) to die prematurely