A new report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) examines whether older Australians follow recommendations from aged care assessments.
The report, Pathways in aged care: do people follow recommendations?, looks at the care pathways of older Australians through the aged care system for 2 years following their first assessment for aged care services.
"Before people can access certain aged care programs, they need to undertake an Aged Care Assessment, where recommendations are also made on the preferred setting for care—either in the person’s home or in permanent residential aged care,’ said AIHW spokesperson Dr Phil Anderson.
‘The care needs of people can vary considerably when they first seek assistance from a government program, and so even at this early stage different people require different services—from limited assistance in a community care program to high-level care in a residential facility.’
Read the AIHW's media release here
Read the report here