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released: 6 Aug 2014 author: AIHW media release

While permanent care in a residential care facility remains a key service for many older Australians, in recent years greater emphasis has been placed on the provision of home-based support. This report examines how this shift has affected the way that people use aged care programs, and investigates the initial take-up of care. The analysis shows that use of aged care programs before entering permanent residential care is increasing, as is the use of any aged care services in a person’s last year of life.

ISSN 1833-1238; ISBN 978-1-74249-589-7; Cat. no. CSI 20; 128pp.; $18

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • People using services
      • Programs used
      • Take-up of care after assessment
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 Data
        • 1.1.1 Sources
        • 1.1.2 Linkage
        • 1.1.3 Age scope
    • 2 Use of aged care programs
      • 2.1 Overview
      • 2.2 Clients of aged care programs
        • 2.2.1 Clients of service programs in a year
        • 2.2.2 ACAP clients in a year
        • 2.2.3 People using service programs on a day
      • 2.3 Program use by the population
        • 2.3.1 Population program use over time
        • 2.3.2 Use by different age and sex groups
      • 2.4 Program use in the year before death
        • 2.4.1 Use of programs in the year before death
        • 2.4.2 Earlier use of programs
        • 2.4.3 Differential use by age and sex
    • 3 Take-up of approved care: a cohort analysis
      • 3.1 Overview
      • 3.2 Introduction
        • 3.2.1 Selecting the cohort
        • 3.2.2 Presentation of program approval and use
        • 3.2.3 Factors affecting take up of care
      • 3.3 Cohort program use
        • 3.3.1 Any use of care programs within approval groups
        • 3.3.2 Details of use of care programs
        • 3.3.3 By recommended long-term care setting
      • 3.4 Program use by client characteristics
        • 3.4.1 Age, sex and background
        • 3.4.2 Living arrangements
        • 3.4.3 Health status
        • 3.4.4 Cohort members who died
      • 3.5 Conclusion
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A Analysis tables
        • A1 Tables for Introduction
        • A2 Tables for Section 2
        • A3 Tables for Section 3
      • Appendix B Linkage and related data issues
        • B1 Data sources
        • B2 Linkage strategy
          • B2.1 Name-based linkage
          • B2.2 Key-based linkage
        • B3 Client identification and data for linkage
          • B3.1 Client identification
          • B3.2 Data for linkage
        • B4 Quality of the data available for linkage
        • B5 Linkage stages
        • B6 Deriving data items for analysis
          • B6.1 Stable demographic variables
          • B6.2 Program use dates
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes

Recommended citation

AIHW 2014. Patterns in use of aged care: 2002-03 to 2010-11. Data linkage series 18. Cat. no. CSI 20. Canberra: AIHW.

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