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Ageing in Place without Children: A study of Australian women's experiences of ageing.
The nexus between housing, relationships, and care has important implications for successful ageing-in-place. Family caregivingplays a major role. While many women provide care for spouses, children, and grandchildren, an increasing number may lackfamily support in older age, particularly those women without children or experiencing family estrangement. Lack of familysupport is associated with greater use of community care and earlier entry into residential aged care. This study exploreswomen’s ageing and use of care services within the contexts of housing arrangements and family and social support; andconsiders how these might influence planning for needs in later life.

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Prof Julie Byles
Ms Cassie Curryer
Prof Mel Gray
Ms Lucy Leigh