The West Australian

There was a time when the great Australian dream was to buy a house and then live in it until you die.

Adult children who suggested apartments, retirement or aged care homes for their ailing parents were deemed positively evil by broader society.

As if they were forcing their parents into an institution which not only denied them the chance to live out their days in the house where they raised the kids, but also the legacy of passing it on as an inheritance.

It was as if a life well lived must end in a four by two on a quarter acre block.

To read the opinion piece from Kim Macdonald in full, including references to UDIA WA data, click here.