The Australian population is getting older, living longer – and for some, getting lonelier. It’s predicted that households of one will rise from 2.1 million in 2011 to a staggering 3.4 million in 2036.
Care services are seeing an increased demand for aged care that works with older people, supporting them to keep independent and socially connected in their own homes.
Lonely and socially isolated older Australians are a widely distributed, often secluded population. As a group, it’s...
Bolton Clarke - Design Integration Lead
Matiu is one of the Design Integration Leads at Bolton Clarke currently working on designing the best death possible using the human centred design methodology to achieve this.
Matiu has a Master's degree in Public Health and broad clinical and managerial nursing experience.
Matiu contributes to health system innovation through involvement with Better Care Victoria as a board member and the Emerging Leaders Clinical Advisory Committee.
What is a good death?
Death is often a taboo topic for most, as people perceive it as being morbid, dark and sad. But in aged care, death is something they have to deal with every day.
Death is a part of reality, and though some people may shy away from the topic - it is something everyone will have to eventually face.
Designing a good death in residential aged care is the focus of a new co-design project being undertaken...