When caring for a loved one, there’s no such thing as too much information. Hopefully, these links can provide even more information on caring for your loved one and their specific needs.
Did you know about one third of the elder population over the age of 65 falls each year, with risk increasing with age? Learn more about the risk of falling in this article.
Australian Government – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
This article shows fall-related hospitalisation statistics among older people aged 65 and over, including length of stay, type of injury, and place of injury.
Publication, Aged Care Guild and Deloitte Access Economics
This report provides a snapshot of the Australian aged care sector and shows its important role across the Australian economy. It highlights industry trends, government policies, economic environment and contribution of the sector, aged care services and delivery and the workforce and skills required for growth.
Research publication, Parliament of Australia
This publication provides important projections and statistics of the rapid increase in the number of people aged 65-84 years in Australia’s population by 2022, and how we must look at reforming aged care to meet demand. It covers community based care, financing models, regulation and planning, aged care workforce and future prospects within the sector.