It is fascinating to look at the statistical information gathered about aged care services in Australia. 249,000 (equates to almost a quarter of a million!) people were using these services on 30 June 2016.
As I regularly visit aged care facilities on inspections for my clients to find the most suitable facility for their particular needs, many of these statistics are seen as realities to my eyes.
For example, two out three people in aged care are women; ofcourse in...
Jillian is the owner of Oasis Aged Care Solutions and is an experienced Placement Consultant with 20 plus years working in the Aged Care field with a Diploma of Aged Care, a Diploma in Diversional Therapy and a Diploma in Community Services Management. Her background working in Aged Care facilities over ten years, gives her an inside understanding and knowledge of how the Aged Care system works and how the facilities operate.
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A car driven entirely by artificial intelligence...
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New research from...
Statistics now available from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare paint an interesting picture about aged care services. Statistics on aged care for 2016 indicate that the number of aged care places is increasing, with 1.4 times as many places over the last ten years from 2006 to 2016.
As an Aged Care Placement Consultant these stats simply prove what I have already witnessed, the number of elderly people needing aged care is noticeably increasing.
Occupancy rates tell us how close to...