Journal article

Informal care relationships and residential aged care recommendations: evidence from administrative data

Jeromey B Temple, Marijan Jukic, Briony Dow

BMC GERIATRICS | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The Australian government recognises the importance of informal care to enable ageing in place. Yet, few multivariable studies have examined aspects of informal care that alter the probability of entry to residential care in Australia. Existing Australian and international studies show differing effects of informal care on entry to residential care. METHODS: We utilise unique administrative data on aged care assessments collected from 2010 to 2013, consisting of 280,000 persons aged 65 and over. Logistic regression models were fitted to measure the propensity to be recommended care in a residential care setting, disaggregated by characteristics of informal care provision. RESULTS..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council's (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR)


Funding Acknowledgements

JT is funded by the Australian Research Council's (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) CE1101029. MJ also received research support funding from CEPAR and the University of Melbourne.