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|Exploring pathways for younger people living in residential aged care||710.11 KB|
Aged care services in Australia are provided based on need and, due to a range of circumstances, younger people (aged less than 65 years) are living in permanent residential aged care (permanent care).
This publication explores the characteristics of younger people entering permanent care and their pathways through the aged care system using linked data that enables an expanded view of the impact of various initiatives over time.
Focusing on a cohort of more than 27,900 younger people who lived in permanent care at some stage over an 11-year period, between 2009–10 to 2019–20, analysis of key characteristics of the cohort and their patterns of care use over time show:
Opportunities for future work in this area include further examination of how health and disability services interact with the aged care system to support younger people who are living in, or at risk of entering, permanent care. This future work will provide a more comprehensive picture of younger people in permanent care, exploring how younger people in permanent care are supported outside of the aged care system, and providing insights into the circumstances of younger people who are at risk of entering permanent care.