Aged Care in Australia: Parts 1 & 2 – ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) – 10 April 2014
“For a proportion of people, a long life comes with chronic illnesses, disability, or physical or cognitive decline. Population ageing means more people will require care and support. Much of it will be provided informally by family, but increasingly it will take the shape of formal aged care. This is the first of two research briefs on aged care in Australia. This research brief introduces the policy setting and looks at the demand and funding of formal and informal care.”
“Population ageing is likely to result in more people requiring care. Australia’s aged care system is the set of public, private and community institutions that offer care interventions to older people suffering chronic illnesses, disability, or physical and cognitive decline. It is also the subject of an evolving reform agenda, so a wide understanding of how it operates is critical.
This brief looks at aged care by describing care recipients, providers, the workforce and access and quality issues.”