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released: 19 Sep 2012 author: AIHW media release

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.; $40

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • Aged care in Australia
      • Package of aged care reforms released in 2012
      • The purpose of this report
      • Overview of Australia's residential a aged care system
      • Community aged care in brief
      • Organisation of the report and data sources
      • Changes to the 2010-11 report
    • 2 Residential aged care service provision
      • Allocated places
      • Operational places
      • How are places distributed nationally?
      • Aged care provision ratios
      • Residential aged care facilities
      • Extra S Service Status places
    • 3 Resident characteristics
      • Age and sex
      • Geographical location
      • Marital status
      • Indigenous status
      • Country of birth
      • Preferred language
      • Income source
      • Support for financially disadvantaged residents
      • Resident admissions
    • 4 Patterns of use
      • Admissions
      • Separations
      • Length of stay
      • Average length of stay
      • Resident turnover
      • Usage rates
      • Occupied place-days
      • Hospital leave
    • 5 Care needs of residents based on the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI)
      • Variations in residents by ACFI appraisals
      • Variation i in care needs according to age
      • Younger r residents and the ACFI
      • Variation in care needs by geographical location
      • Separation mode by ACFI level of care
      • Length o of stay by ACFI level of care
      • Health conditions reported in the ACFI
      • Dementia, m mental illness and the ACFI
    • 6 Trends in the use of residential aged care
      • Overall usage
      • Admissions, separations a and completed length of stay
      • Transition from respite care to permanent care
      • Permanent residents a and usage rates by age
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: The reporting environment for residential aged care
    • Appendix B: Financial support arrangements
    • Appendix C: Data sources and limitations
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • List of online data

Recommended citation

AIHW 2012. Residential aged care in Australia 2010-11: a statistical overview. Aged care statistics series no. 36. Cat. no. AGE 68. Canberra: AIHW.

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