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The Residential aged care and aged care packages in the community 2011–12 web pages, tables and cubes provide detailed statistical information on residential aged care facilities and community care services and the recipients of residential aged care, Extended Aged Care at Home (EACH), Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia (EACHD) and Community Aged Care Packages (CACPs) during 2011–12.
This package of information replaces the two series of reports Residential aged care in Australia and Aged care packages in the community.
In addition to the information provided in these pages and the supplementary tables, charts and data cubes, a request for customised information can be made to the AIHW’s National Aged Care Data Clearinghouse.
In June 2013, the Living Longer Living Better package of legislation was passed by the Australian parliament. The data presented here reflect the programs in place during 2011–12.
was spent by the Australian and state and territory governments on aged care services in 2011–12.
government-subsidised aged care places at 30 June 2012 were in residential aged care, with the remainder in community care.
people approved through the Aged Care Assessment Program for government-subsidised residential aged care were admitted within 3 months of approval.
residential aged care clients at 30 June 2012 were 80 years or older.
people in permanent residential aged care required high-level care to manage behaviour.
of Indigenous Community Aged Care Package recipients were aged 65 or under, compared with 4% for non-Indigenous recipients in the same age group.
of admissions for residential aged care over 2011–12 were for short term respite care.
people who left permanent residential aged care during 2011–12 had stayed more than 5 years.
of permanent residents in Australian Government-subsidised aged care facilities had a diagnosis of dementia.
of people receiving extended care at home remained on the package until they died.
of residential aged care facilities in 2012 had 61 or more places, compared with 20% in 2000.
community care service outlets were not for profit organisations.