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The Residential aged care and aged care packages in the community 2012–13 web report and supplementary tables provide detailed statistical information on residential aged care facilities and community aged care services, as well as the recipients of care, during 2012–13. For this period, community aged care included Community Aged Care Packages (CACPs), Extended Aged Care at Home (EACH), and Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia (EACHD).

In June 2013, the first stage of a package of aged care reforms was introduced which affect the operation of aged care services in a number of ways (for example, the three community programs were replaced with a single Home Care Program)—more details on the reforms can be found on the Department of Social Services website. The data presented in these pages reflect the programs in place during 2012–13 (that is, prior to the reforms commencing).

In addition to the information provided here and in the supplementary tables (with charts), a request for customised information can be made to the AIHW's National Aged Care Data Clearinghouse

The aged care sector

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More than $13 billion

was spent by the Australian and state and territory governments on aged
care services in 2012–13.

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3 in 4

Australian Government-subsidised aged care places at 30 June 2013 were in residential aged care, with the remainder in community care.

Aged care recipients

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7 in 10

people admitted to Australian government-subsidised residential aged care did so within 3 months of being approved through the Aged Care Assessment Program.

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3 in 4

residential aged care clients at 30 June 2013 were 80 years or older.

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1 in 2

people in permanent residential aged care required high-level care to manage behaviour.

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2 in 5

Indigenous recipients of Community Aged Care Packages were aged under 65, compared with 2% of non-Indigenous recipients in the same age group.

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1 in 2

admissions to residential aged care over 2012–13 were for short-term respite care.

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1 in 6

people separating from permanent residential aged care during 2012–13 had stayed 5 years or more.

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3 in 10

aged care clients at 30 June 2013—some 70,000 people—were born overseas.

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3 in 10

of people receiving extended aged care at home received the package until they died.

Aged care facilities

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1 in 2

Residential aged care facilities in 2013 had more than 60 places (48%), compared with 28% in 2004.

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3 in 4

community aged care service outlets were not-for-profit organisations.

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