In Australia, the aged care system offers a range of options to meet the different care needs of each individual. The desire of many older Australians to remain in their own homes as they age has led to an increasing focus on the provision of aged care services in community settings.
Information and data on aged care in Australia
as many aged care places in 2016 compared with 2006
was the average time between approval and entry into care for residential care, compared with 73 days for home care
people account for less than 1% of all people in permanent residential aged care and 4% of people in home care
of people in permanent residential aged care on 30 June 2016 had depression—it was the most commonly diagnosed mental health condition
was spent by governments on aged care in 2015–16—69% was for residential aged care
people entered aged care in 2015–16
outnumber men in aged care services 2 to 1 because, on average, they live longer and have higher care needs
an average of 3 years in permanent residential care, 2 years and 4 months in home care, and 1½ months in respite care
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