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Pathways to permanent residential aged care in Australia: a Pathways in Aged Care (PiAC) analysis of people's aged care program use before first entry to permanent residential aged care in 2013–14 

Some 61,300 people first entered permanent residential aged care (PRAC) in 2013–14. While they used over 1,000 different combinations of other aged care in the preceding years, the most common pathway (used by 1 in 4 people) was through Home and Community Care (HACC). Many pathways showed a similar pattern of moving ‘up’ to progressively higher levels of support. 

Latest reports

GEN Aged Care Data: Admissions into aged care 

This release on GEN reports on admissions into aged care, the characteristics of people entering aged care, and time elapsed between assessment and admission. The data have been updated through to the financial year 2016–17. Interactive graphs and maps provide data at the national level and by state and territory, Aged Care Planning Region, and Primary Health Network.

GEN Aged Care Data: People leaving aged care 

This release on GEN reports on people leaving aged care and their lengths of stay. The data have been updated through to the financial year 2016–17. Interactive graphs and maps provide data at the national level and by state and territory, Aged Care Planning Region, and Primary Health Network.

GEN Aged Care Data: My aged care region 

This interactive dashboard presents key aged care data on the Aged Care Planning Region (ACPR) level. Users are invited to select an ACPR from a map, and graphs populate to show data relating to the characteristics of that region’s population, aged care places, and people using aged care. The data have been updated through to 30 June 2017.

GEN Aged Care Data: Aged care data snapshot 2017 

This dashboard brings together key figures in aged care data. Interactive graphs show data relating to usage rates, assessments, people using aged care, and government spending. The data have been updated through to 30 June 2017.

GEN Aged Care Data: People using aged care 

This release on GEN reports on people using aged care and their characteristics. The data have been updated through to 30 June 2017. Interactive graphs and maps provide data at the national level and by state and territory, Aged Care Planning Region, and Primary Health Network.

GEN Aged Care Data: People's care needs in aged care 

This release on GEN reports on the care needs assessments of people in permanent residential aged care. The data have been updated through to 30 June 2017. Interactive graphs provide data at the national level, by state and territory, and by demographic characteristics.

GEN Aged Care Data: Services and places in aged care 

This GEN Aged Care Data release reports on the services providing aged care and the number of places provided. The data have been updated through to 30 June 2017. Interactive graphs and maps provide data at the national level and by state and territory, Aged Care Planning Region, Primary Health Network, and SA2.

GEN Aged Care Data: Government spending on aged care 

This GEN Aged Care Data release reports on government spending on aged care services. The data have been updated for the financial year 2016-17. Commonwealth and state funding are included. Interactive graphs provide data at the national level and by state and territory.

Pathways in Aged Care 2014: technical guide 

This document is designed to support users of the Pathways in Age Care (PIAC) link map. It provides an introduction to the linkage process that created it, describing the various data sources that can be brought together by the link map. It also provides guidance on using the data.

Introduction to Pathways in Aged Care 2014 

This document is designed to support users of the Pathways in Age Care (PIAC) database, providing an introduction to the linkage process and a description of the various aged care programs and data sources.

Use of aged care services before death 

This bulletin examines people’s use of aged care services in the 8 years before death, using the cohort of 116,481 people who died in 2010–11 aged at least 65. Overall, 80% of these people had used aged care in the 8 years before death, and three-fifths were aged care clients when they died. Just under half of the cohort began using aged care more than 4 years before their death.

Transition care for older people leaving hospital: 2005-06 to 2012-13 

Transition care for older people leaving hospital examines the outcomes for the 87,000 people who received care under the Transition Care Program from 2005–06 to 2012–13. More than three-quarters of care recipients improved their level of functioning. Two-thirds of care recipients living in the community had not entered aged care 12 months after finishing their first episode of care under the program; and more than half did not enter residential aged care at all over the life of the program to June 2013.

Cultural and linguistic diversity measures in aged care 

Accurate and consistent identification of those from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, along with their service needs, is important to achieving the objectives of the National Ageing and Aged Care Strategy for People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Backgrounds. This paper presents findings from an evaluation of CALD measures identified in 43 data sets and assessment instruments, and recommendations for implementing the ‘top-10’measures in aged care data sets.

Patterns in use of aged care: 2002–03 to 2010–11 

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.

Depression in residential aged care 2008-2012 

Entry into residential aged care can be a challenging experience and the presence of depression can add to this challenge. This report provides the first in-depth review of available administrative data to explore the prevalence and characteristics of people with symptoms of depression in residential aged care. In 2012, over half (52%) of all permanent residential aged care residents had symptoms of depression. Between 2008 and 2012, residents admitted to care for the first time who had symptoms of depression were more likely to have high care needs, and were more likely to have behaviours which impacted on care needs.

Movement between hospital and residential aged care 2008-09 

This report examines movements between hospital and residential aged care by people aged 65 and over in 2008-09. Overall, almost 10% of 1.1 million hospitalisations for older people were for people already living in residential aged care. A further 3% of hospitalisations for older people ended with the patient being newly admitted into residential care. This report also describes the characteristics of people moving between the two sectors, and short-term outcomes for people going into residential care.