Residential respite care use
This report explores the use of residential respite care among 2 groups of people living with dementia (see Methods section):
- “Community 2019” group: people living in the community in 2019, who did not enter permanent residential aged care in 2019 or 2020
- “Subsequent PRAC” group: people living in the community for all or some of 2019, who did enter permanent residential aged care later in 2019 or in 2020.
Figure 5.4: Residential respite care use among people in the dementia cohort, by place of residence, state/territory of residence and sex, 2019–2020
Figure 5.4 is an interactive bar chart showing variation in the use of residential respite care by state/territory for people in the dementia study cohort who entered permanent residential aged care in the subsequent 12 months and those who did not. Measures of use are percentage of people with at least one stay, age-standardised rates and the average number of stays per person with at least one stay.
- The dementia study cohort refers to 158,730 people aged 30 and over who were living in Australia in 2019 and had a dementia record in the NIHSI.
- The geographies in this report are based on where a person lived, not where they received services. Data are only presented for states/territories with hospital data in the NIHSI.
- PRAC = permanent residential aged care.
- ‘Percentage’ is the proportion of people in the dementia cohort with at least one service recorded in the NIHSI in 2019.
- “Mean (Service users)” is the mean number of attendances per person for people in the dementia cohort who used the service at least once in 2019.
- Age-standardised rates were calculated where population and service counts allowed (see Data table S5.1).
- A region is blank if a value could not be published due to data quality or confidentiality concerns.