Younger people living in permanent residential aged care have one thing in common—they are aged under 65—but beyond this, they can have a range of health conditions and care needs. Some younger people using aged care are people with a disability, but there is no direct way to identify this group in the administrative data, or the reasons people have for entering (or staying in) permanent residential aged care. However, people’s activity limitations, care needs and health conditions can provide some context. This report describes some of these characteristics and the patterns of aged care use for people who first entered permanent residential aged care at a younger age.
SOURCE: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2019. Pathways of younger people entering permanent residential aged care. Cat. no. AGE 89. Canberra: AIHW.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.
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