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GEN: Residential aged care quality indicators 

Quality indicators measure aspects of service provision that contribute to the quality of care given by residential aged care services. Data on pressure injuries, use of physical restraints, and unplanned weight loss have been provided by 2,495 residential care services 1 April to 30 June 2020.

Interfaces between the aged care and health systems in Australia—movements between aged care and hospital 2016–17—Infocus 

People who use aged care are among the most vulnerable groups in Australia, and commonly have complex health issues. This report examines the interface between the aged care and hospital systems using a purpose-built linked dataset. It describes how hospital stays vary depending on people’s use of aged care, highlights some of the reasons people go to hospital, and briefly explores deaths in hospital.

Interfaces between the aged care and health systems in Australia—GP use by people living in permanent residential aged care 2012–13 to 2016–17—Infocus 

Older people use permanent residential aged care for different reasons: some enter only briefly at the end of life, while others live in permanent residential aged care for an extended period. This report highlights that patterns of GP visits vary between people, as well as between residential aged care facilities. It also points out some of the limitations of only using MBS data.

GEN Aged Care Data: Government spending on aged care 

This GEN Aged Care Data release uses data from the 2020 Report on Government Services (RoGS) to report on Government spending on aged care services. The data has been updated for the financial year 2018–19. Analysis of Commonwealth and state funding on aged care services are included, with interactive graphs providing a breakdown of spending on different types of services.

Consumers' experience of residential aged care, Australia 2017–19 

Consumer experience of residential aged care is assessed in a 10-question survey administered by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission. Consumer (resident) responses during 2017–19 were predominantly positive, especially regarding feeling safe, being treated with respect, and having healthcare needs met. Analysis indicates that personal mobility, resident group birthplace characteristics, facility size and organisation type (not-for-profit, government or private) are factors that affect consumers’ responses.

Interfaces between the aged care and health systems in Australia—first results 

People using aged care also use health care services. This report presents first results from a project that linked data across aged care and health care services. These examine how people’s use of GPs and specialists, patterns of prescriptions dispensed to them, and their hospital use can vary with use of aged care.

Australia's welfare 2019: in brief 

Australia’s welfare 2019: in brief tells the story of welfare in Australia with key findings on housing, education and skills, employment and work, income and finance: government payments, social support, justice and safety, and Indigenous Australians.

Australia’s welfare 2019 is the 14th biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. This edition introduces a new format and expanded product suite:

Insights into vulnerabilities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 and over—2019 

This report presents information on the complex and varied needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 and over. It brings together data from a range of sources to identify potential factors that may be associated with vulnerability to abuse. The report covers demographic characteristics, along with information on outcomes and service use related to aged care, health and functioning, social and emotional wellbeing, housing and homelessness, financial circumstances, alcohol and substance use, traumatic life events and safety.

Insights into vulnerabilities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 and over—in brief is a companion to this report.

Pathways of younger people entering permanent residential aged care 

Aged care is generally provided on the basis of need, so sometimes it is used by even very young people. In permanent residential aged care, around 2,000 younger people (aged under 65) take up care every year. Their pathways into care are often short, but once in permanent care, their care needs vary considerably—from short stays due to palliative care to long stays due to common older age-related conditions.

GEN Aged Care Data: My aged care region 

My Aged Care Region is an interactive dashboard that presents key aged care data on the Aged Care Planning Region (ACPR), and Primary Health Network (PHN) level. Users are invited to select an ACPR or PHN 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 the financial year 2017–18.

Insights into vulnerabilities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 and over—in brief 

This report shows that many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 and over have complex and varied needs. It brings together data from more than 20 sources to identify potential measures or factors which may be associated with vulnerability to abuse. The report covers demographic characteristics of this cohort, along with outcome and service use information related to aged care, health and functioning, social and emotional wellbeing, housing and homelessness, financial circumstances, alcohol and substance use, traumatic life events and safety.