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In 2013–14, 61,300 people across Australia entered permanent residential aged care for the first time. This report presents analysis of their pathways through a range of aged care services, with a particular focus on the program last used before this transition.
GEN is a one-stop-shop for aged-care data. This website improves availability and accessibility of information for the community and stakeholders, by making it accessible for all levels of users.
The length of time care recipients spend accessing aged care is an important measure of demand for services and levels of service utilisation. Improving understanding of length of stay (LOS), particularly when compared across residential aged care and community-based care, can provide insight into service...
One-third of older Australians are from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds (ABS 2012). Knowing how this population group accesses aged care is a key issue in ensuring equitable and need-appropriate service delivery.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has been funded...
The National Aged Care Data Clearinghouse is an independent and centralised repository of national aged care data. The Data Clearinghouse was developed to provide aged care data to a range of stakeholders including policy makers, researchers, service providers and consumers.
The Data Clearinghouse aims...
Examines the outcomes for the 87,000 people who received care under the Transition Care Program from 2005–06 to 2012–13.
For many older people, a hospital stay can be accompanied by a decline in functioning. The Transition Care Program (TCP) provides short-term...
In recent years greater emphasis has been placed on the provision of home-based support for older Australians. This report examines how this shift has affected the way that people use aged care programs, and investigates the initial take-up of care.
This paper presents findings from an evaluation of culturally and linguistically diverse measures identified in 43 data sets and assessment instruments, and recommendations for implementing the ‘top-10’measures in aged care data sets.
Accurate and consistent identification of those from culturally and...
Entry into residential aged care can be challenging, with its changes to routine, loss of independence and physical relocation to a new environment. The presence of depression adds to this. Depression is a serious but manageable condition that can affect a person's quality of life,...
This report examines movements between hospital and residential aged care by people aged 65 and over in 2008-09.
The use of hospitals by people living in residential care and the admission of people into residential care following a period in hospital...