Changing Patterns of Residential Care 1985 to 1993 Supply and Utilisation

Proceedings of the 7th National Conference of Aged Care Australia

Diane GIBSON, Zhibin Liu, Ching Choi

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Abstract

Australian aged care services have undergone a series of substantial reforms in recent years under the rubric of the Aged Care Reform Strategy. Overall, there has been a progressive refinement of the targeting of available services on those most in need, defined in terms of both disability levels and financial resources. A key component of this process have been the progressive reduction of nursing home bed provision ratios, accompanied by increases in the resources being directed toward hostel type accommodation and community based services. This paper aims to provide a more sophisticated understanding of the impacts of these changing patterns of residential care. A decomposition analysis suggests that the proportion of aged persons in nursing homes has decreased substantially in Australia over the period under study, and that those decreases have been most marked amongst women. These findings raise policy questions about the appropriateness of current and future levels of provision.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCanberra
PublisherAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)10355049
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Changing Patterns of Residential Care 1985 to 1993 Supply and Utilisation : Proceedings of the 7th National Conference of Aged Care Australia. / GIBSON, Diane; Liu, Zhibin; Choi, Ching.

Canberra : Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 1994. 30 p.

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