Journal article

Factors associated with accessing aged care services in Australia after approval for services: Findings from the historical cohort of the Registry of Senior Australians

Maria C Inacio, Azmeraw T Amare, Craig Whitehead, Sarah CE Bray, Megan Corlis, Renuka Visvanathan, Steve Wesselingh

AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the access of approved aged care services and factors associated with accessing these services. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted (1/7/2003-30/6/2013). The incidence of accessing permanent residential, home and respite care services within one year or transition care within 28 days of approval was evaluated. The association of participants' socio-demographic characteristics, limitations, health conditions and assessment characteristics with service use was evaluated. RESULTS: In 799 750 older Australians, the incidence of accessing approved permanent residential care within one year was 70.9% (95% confidence interval [CI] 70.8%-71.0%), home care 49.5%..

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