Almost half a million Australians are receiving specialist disability services and the vast majority are happy with the support they receive, according to a government report.
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Around 2,000 people under the age of 65 enter residential aged care every year and around 6,000 young people live in aged care in any year, a new report shows.
The number of people accessing aged care services has increased by more than 12,000 people in a year, a new government report shows.
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.
The number of residential aged care places across Australia has increased 3.5 per cent in a year, a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows.
The proportion of indigenous and non-indigenous Australians accessing aged care services has declined in 2018 compared to the previous year, the latest data shows.
New research challenges the assumption that culturally-specific care is better able to meet the care needs of aged care residents from non-English-speaking countries.
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.
Advocates say latest figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show that not all aged care residents who need palliative care are receiving it.
Older women are much more likely to use a home care package than men, making up two out of three community aged care consumers, new data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows.
The concluding part of Australian Ageing Agenda’s clinical masterclass, presenting expert advice on the latest evidence and resources for frontline staff.
More than half of permanent aged care residents show signs of depression, according to new figures.
The number of older Australians hospitalised due to a fall has increased by more than 5000 in a single year driven by an ageing population, according to new statistics released from AIHW.
The Commonwealth must disable Australia’s ticking demographic bomb by boosting economic productivity, writes economics analyst, Bekzod Abdullaev. How? Through four bold moves, which might prove unpopular.