A new report by the AIHW provides a comprehensive overview of service provision under the National Disability Agreement.
The majority of aged care residents are diagnosed with at least one mental health or behavioural condition while almost a third have high needs in all care domains, a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows.
Australia’s aged care sector needs to start preparing for the specific needs of the Stolen Generations as they enter the system over the next five years, the head of the Healing Foundation says.
Home support programs are the most common entry point into the aged care system and also the most common pathway into permanent residential aged care, according to analysis from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
The Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt has launched a resource to facilitate greater public access to key statistics on aged care.
New figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show hospitalisations for palliative care increased 19 per cent in four years – the most growth of all reasons for a hospital stay.
The Department of Health has turned to large commercial consultancy firms to provide research and analysis that will inform key aspects of the review into aged care reform and government policy.
Victoria’s Southern Metro region has the most aged care recipients from a non-English speaking background, while the Kimberley and Katherine regions have the fewest, a new web report from the AIHW released this week shows.
Government spending on aged care increased by 44 per cent between 2009–10 and 2014–15, while the number of places rose dramatically under the reforms, figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show.
In this story: New look BrainyApp; med management app for seniors; aged care places data tool; AHURI website goes live; podcast series targeting older Australians.
Researchers, health professionals and policymakers with novel research ideas are encouraged to apply for a new funding round, writes Heather Hubble.
As the sector awaits news on the government’s Severe Behaviour Response Teams, which were due to begin this month, new figures on dementia prevalence prompt call for new strategies.
In this wrap: launch of Australia’s first Retirement Census; snapshot of aged care use in final years; Goodwin partners with local GP; and TLC healthcare hub approved.
Australia is lagging behind fellow OECD countries in the provision of home-based palliative care, research released on Monday shows, adding to last week’s AIHW report on the increased use of hospital-based services.