One group of older Australians vulnerable to not being able to age well at home with independence and dignity are those living with hoarding and/or challenges maintaining a healthy home. This report focuses on the experiences and needs of Tasmanian service providers and statutory agencies...
Using the most recent data available, this dashboard tracks the progress being made towards the Australian Government's targets to reduce the number of younger people (under the age of 65) going into residential aged care, and to help younger people who are already in residential...
This factsheet presents highlights from the latest AIHW GEN Aged care data resource page: Younger people in residential aged care.
This interim report looks at insecurity in publicly-funded jobs and is focussed primarily on those jobs where the Australian government—also referred to as the Commonwealth—is the funder, or primary funder.
This research investigates consumers’ experiences of self-managing a home care package.
Governments have long aimed to reduce admissions of young people to residential aged care (RAC). This study draws on quarterly data from the National Aged Care Data Clearinghouse to examine the Australian government's progress.
This paper reports trends in the number of young people entering and exiting aged care, after statistically controlling for changes due to population growth and ageing. The paper highlights that national admission rates did not increase or decrease in a sustained manner, and that most...
A scoping review to explore the experiences and outcomes of younger people with disabilities in residential aged care facilities
In Australia, over 6,000 adults younger than 65 have been inappropriately placed in nursing homes designed to accommodate older adults. The primary aim of this review was to map the literature on the experiences and outcomes of young people with disability who are placed in...
Advance care directive prevalence among older Australians and associations with person-level predictors and quality indicators
Advance care planning (ACP) and related medical treatment legislation enable individuals to maintain choice and control over their health-care decisions in the event they lose decision-making capacity in the future.The ultimate goal of ACP is that people receive medical care that is consistent with their...
This report examines how state and federal governments and the industry can grow the aged-care workforce to fix the enormous shortage of workers in the sector and improve quality of care for older Australians.