Aged care and support services used by people with dementia
While many people with dementia are able to live independently and rely on carers, family and friends for assistance, there are a range of aged care services, as well as dementia-specific services available for those in need of support, as well as for their carers, friends and family.
The following pages present statistics and information on:
- Overview of Australia's aged care system
- Aged care assessments
- Community-based aged care
- Residential aged care
- Overview of dementia support services and initiatives
- National Dementia Support Program and Dementia Friendly Communities
- Behaviour support programs
- What carer support services are available?
See Dementia in priority groups for more information on aged care and support services used by people with dementia among different population groups, such as by First Nations people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
It is important to bear in mind that dementia is not able to be identified in all community-based aged care service data, which limits our ability to understand the use and need for these services by people with dementia.