Monday, May 12, 2014

Aged care in Australia - two reports

The ARC Centre for Excellence in Population Ageing Research have released two new research briefs:

Aged Care in Australia: part I - policy, demand and funding looks at the demand and funding of both formal and informal care, taking a top-down approach.

Aged Care in Australia: part II - industry and practice describes care recipients, providers, the workforce and access and quality issues.  On workforce, the researchers noted that staffing was the largest cost item for aged care providers (64 per cent) and predicted the workforce would need to increase from the current 350,000 to between 830,000 and 1.3 million by 2050 to meet the future demand for services.

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