Housing Resources

What is meant by housing situation?

This section on housing situations includes physical environments, housing options (including public housing, retirement living and residential care) and hoarding. For older people with unpredictable housing arrangements or even homelessness, there are many services and resources to provide support and solutions to housing problems.

Key Organisations for Housing Resources

Peak bodies, advocacy groups and other organisations

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Information and suggestions on how to make environments dementia enabling, including houses and care environments, to increase independence and quality of life.

Key organisation focused on housing needs of people over 55, including resources on different practical housing options available.

Consumer Information on Senior Housing Options

Resources to use, together with consumers, to support their needs

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Online resource for creating dementia-friendly environments.

Directory of retirement living options and villages in Australia.

Key steps involved in searching for and connecting with the right provider for your residential care needs.

Guide for partners and families to aid in the understanding of sexuality in those living in aged care facilities.

Housing Resources Health Professionals

Information, resources, and educational programs to assist health professionals

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Information and resources published by the Department of Health (VIC) for managing hoarding and squalor.

Reports and Policy on Older People & Housing

Research papers, reports, reviews and guidelines providing a deeper, evidence-based perspective

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Report providing an overview of housing and housing assistance in Australia, including sections on diverse groups.

Report examining the housing choices of older Australians. Includes financial and accommodation aspects and policy impact on residential aged care facilities and age-specific housing,

See also