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released: 12 May 2011 author: AIHW media release

The Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) is a new tool to appraise the care needs of permanent residents in residential aged care facilities. The ACFI appraisal was used to identify more than 104,400 permanent residents in 2008-09 who had a diagnosis of dementia. This equates to 53% of all residents with an ACFI appraisal in this financial year. Seventy per cent of residents with a dementia diagnosis were female reflecting their overall proportion in residential care. Approximately 79% of all residents with dementia were aged 70 years and over.

ISSN 1329-5705; ISBN 978-1-74249-138-7; Cat. no. AGE 63; 88pp.; Internet only

Publication

Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary pages
    • Title and verso title
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • Key findings
  • Body content
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 What is dementia?
      • 1.2 What's in this report?
    • 2 Aged Care Funding Instrument
      • 2.1 Background
      • 2.2 What is the Aged Care Funding Instrument?
        • ACFI appraisal review program
    • 3 Defining and describing dementia in ACFI
      • 3.1 Dementia coding in ACFI
      • 3.2 Dementia in residential aged care 2008–09
        • Source of diagnosis
    • 4 Characteristics of permanent aged care residents with dementia
      • 4.1 Sociodemographic characteristics
        • Age and sex
        • Location
          • Residents appraised as high or low care
        • Indigenous status
          • Influence of Indigenous age on average age of remotely located residents
          • Type of dementia by Indigenous status
        • Birthplace and language
      • 4.2 Care needs of aged care residents with dementia
        • Activities of daily living (ADL)
          • ACFI 1: Nutrition
          • ACFI 2: Mobility
          • ACFI 3: Personal hygiene
          • ACFI 4: Toileting
          • ACFI 5: Continence
        • Cognition and behaviour
          • ACFI 6: Cognitive skills
          • ACFI 7: Wandering
          • ACFI 8: Verbal behaviour
          • ACFI 9: Physical behaviour
          • ACFI 10: Depression
        • Complex health care
          • ACFI 11: Medication
          • ACFI 12: Complex health care procedures
      • 4.3 Comorbidities
        • Mental and behavioural diagnoses
          • Depression
          • Intellectual and developmental disorders
          • Psychoses and neurotic, stress-related, anxiety and somatoform disorders
        • Medical diagnoses
          • Circulatory system disease
          • Musculoskeletal disease
          • Respiratory disease
          • Endocrine disease
      • 4.4 Length of stay
    • 5 Aged care facilities and Australian Government subsidy
      • 5.1 Residential aged care facility characteristics
      • 5.2 Average subsidy for residents with diagnosed dementia and other residents
  • End matter
    • Appendix 1: Data sources and limitations
    • Appendix 2: Potentially unreported dementia
    • Appendix 3: Additional tables
    • Appendix 4: Extracts from ACFI user guide
      • Explanation of meanings of ACFI checklist items for questions 1—4:
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes

Recommended citation

AIHW 2011. Dementia among aged care residents: first information from the Aged Care Funding Instrument. Aged care statistics series no. 32. Cat. no. AGE 63. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 23 December 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737419025>.