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Abstract: Background: The ageing of baby boomers may create significant financial strain upon aged and community care in the future. Topic and Objectives: In this literature review, we examine why concern has been expressed about Australia's ability to cope with the "baby boomer bubble". We discuss differences between baby boomers and their parents and within the baby boomer cohort, and suggest that these differences may result in problems in provision of aged care to baby boomers should current trends continue. Implications: There must be a fit between future models of aged care and the needs and expectations of baby boomers. The views of baby boomers on these issues must be gathered to maximise the likelihood that this fit will occur.

To cite this article: Fallon, Anthony Bruce; Price, Kay; Hegney, Desley; Abbey, Jennifer; Neville, Christine; Oxlade, Deborah and Soar, Jeffrey. Aged Care in the Future and Baby Boomers: Shall the Twain Ever Meet? [online]. In: Conrick, Moya (Editor); Soar, Jeffrey (Editor). ACCIC 2004 Proceedings Papers: First Australian Aged and Community Care Informatics Conference. Brunswick East, Vic.: Health Informatics Society of Australia, 2004: [49]-[53]. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=321679023014730;res=IELHEA> ISBN: 0975101323. [cited 01 May 16].

Personal Author: Fallon, Anthony Bruce; Price, Kay; Hegney, Desley; Abbey, Jennifer; Neville, Christine; Oxlade, Deborah; Soar, Jeffrey; Source: In: Conrick, Moya (Editor); Soar, Jeffrey (Editor). ACCIC 2004 Proceedings Papers: First Australian Aged and Community Care Informatics Conference. Brunswick East, Vic.: Health Informatics Society of Australia, 2004: [49]-[53]. Document Type: Conference Paper, Research ISBN: 0975101323 Subject: Older people--Care; Baby boom generation--Health and hygiene; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Research Fellow, Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, Faculty of Sciences, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba QLD 4350, Australia, email: fallon@usq.edu.au, tel: +61 (07) 4631 5455, fax: +61 (07) 4631 5452
(2) School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia, Adelaide
(3) Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, Faculty of Sciences, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba
(4) School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove
(5) Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, Faculty of Sciences, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba
(6) RSL (Qld) War Veterans' Homes Limited, Fortitude Valley
(7) Faculty of Business, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba

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