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released: 21 Apr 2010 author: AIHW media release

In the current policy and service environment, respite care is a key service designed to provide support for carers and those they care for. Linked aged care program data for the Pathways in Aged Care (PIAC) cohort study allows analysis of the take-up of residential respite care by looking at 32,000 cohort members who had an approval of such care. This report presents detailed analysis of take-up rates and factors that affect the take-up of residential care. In particular the report investigates whether dementia, carer availability and English speaking background affect the take-up of residential care.

ISSN 1833-1238; ISBN 978-1-74249-006-9; Cat. no. CSI 9; 92pp.; INTERNET ONLY

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (275KB PDF)
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Body section (451KB PDF)
    1. Introduction
      • 1.1 Background and hypotheses
        • Residential respite care
        • Study hypotheses
      • 1.2 Data
        • Study groups
      • 1.3 Methods
        • Cross tabulations
        • Logistic regression modelling
        • The models
      • 1.4 Structure of report
    2. Profile of study groups
      • 2.1 Locality
      • 2.2 Age and sex
      • 2.3 Health conditions
      • 2.4 Client care needs
        • Instrumental activities of daily living (IADL)
        • Activities of daily living (ADL)
      • 2.5 Care
        • Carer availability
        • Sources of care
      • 2.6 Time to death
    3. Use of residential respite care
      • 3.1 Time to take-up
        • Possible reasons for the low usage rate for those with carers
      • 3.2 Length of stay
      • 3.3 Program use after reference assessment
        • Movement from residential respite care to permanent residential care
    4. Factors affecting take-up of residential respite care
      • 4.1 Take-up among people recommended to live in the community (Group 1)
        • Results
        • Conclusions
      • 4.2 Take-up among people recommended to live in residential care (Group 2)
        • Results
        • Conclusions
    5. Factors affecting admission into permanent residential care
      • 5.1 Analysis
        • Results
        • Conclusions
  • End matter (300KB PDF)
    • Appendix A: Logistic regression models and results
      • A.1 The model
        • Testing model assumptions
        • Model checking
      • A.2 Predicted probabilities
      • A.3 Odds ratios
      • A.4 Model 1: factors affecting take-up of residential respite care recommended to live in the community
      • A.5 Model 2: factors affecting take-up of residential respite care recommended to live in residential care
      • A.6 Model 3: factors affecting admission into permanent residential care
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of boxes

Recommended citation

AIHW 2010. Dementia and the take-up of residential respite care: an analysis using the PIAC cohort. Cat. no. CSI 9. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 17 April 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468345>.