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Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation - Research Grant

Ageing in place in rural Australia - An Embedded Collective Case Study

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$3,425 over 1 year
This study aims to explore the perceptions of rural Australians and members of their social networks with regards to their expectations and strategies for preparing for healthy ageing in rural Australia. Previous studies on this topic in rural Canada have shown the importance of community feedback and the need for alignment with Government policies Herron and Skinner 2013). Relationships between family, friends and neighbours will be explored in this study as the importance of these informal networks in healthy ageing and their protective health effect are well documented. These relationships are the building blocks of the government's expectations of informal care, which it has used to inform its new policy "healthy life better ageing agreement" (currently informal care by elders is calculated to equivalent to 8 billion dollars) (ARC Centre of Excellence in population ageing research).
Emma Anderson and Robin Ray (College of Medicine & Dentistry)
Ageing; Australia; Rural; Social Support

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