Aged care packages in the community 2010-11: a statistical overview – AIHW – 19 September 2012

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Aged care packages in the community 2010-11: a statistical overview – AIHW – 19 September 2012

“Aged care packages in the community 2010 -11 describes the key characteristics of services and recipients and also looks at the distribution of services relative to the needs of the population. At 30 June 2011, there were 50, 900 recipients of care packages. About 1,200 providers delivered low-care packages, 500 delivered high-care packages and 340 providers delivered high-care specialised dementia packages.”

ISSN 1329-5705; ISBN 978-1-74249-344-2; Cat. no. AGE 69; 82pp

Residential aged care in Australia 2010-11: a statistical overview – AIHW – 19 September 2012

“Residential aged care in Australia 2010-11 provides comprehensive statistical information on residential aged care facilities, their residents, admissions and separations, and residents’ dependency levels. At 30 June 2011, there were nearly 185,500 residential aged care places, an increase of more than 2,600 places compared with 30 June 2010. More than 85,200 permanent residents (52%) had a recorded diagnosis of dementia at 30 June 2011. Other recorded health conditions included circulatory diseases (40,000 residents) and diseases of the musculoskeletal and connective tissue (29,400 residents).”

ISSN 1329-5705; ISBN 978-1-74249-343-5; Cat. no. AGE 68; 100pp.

Media release from AIHW – Continued growth in aged care sector

“The number of aged care places in Australia is continuing to rise, according to two reports released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

The reports, Residential aged care in Australia 2010-11: a statistical overview and Aged care packages in the community 2010-11: a statistical overview, provide comprehensive information on Australia Government-funded aged care.

The reports show the number of residential aged care places grew to 185,482 at 30 June 2011-an increase of 2,632 (1.4%) since the previous year.

The number of care packages, which allow older Australians to receive care in their own homes and communities, grew to 57,922  in 2010-11, a 13% increase over the previous year. These include Community Aged Care Packages, Extended Aged Care at Home, and Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia.”

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