Anglicare Australia is calling for action to help older renters age at home. The call is made as Anglicare Australia releases a landmark study on older renters.
Aging in Place surveyed 500 older people across Australia and conducted in-depth interviews. It found that:
- 87 percent of people want to remain at home as they get older
- 72 percent of renters said cost was the biggest barrier to ageing at home, compared to just 15 percent of owners.
- 46 percent of renters said their home is suitable for an older person, compared to 70 percent of owners.
Ageing in Place: Home and Housing for Australia’s Older Renters is part of Anglicare Australia’s Australia Fair series.