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Current Gvmt Aged Care Packages

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For most people, living in the safety and comfort of your own home as you age is important for maintaining your independence. The Australian Government subsidises many different types of aged care services to help you stay at home. My Aged Care http://www.myagedcare.gov.au/ provides a great overview and information about the home…

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Ageing Population Increasing Home Care

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Australia’s population is ageing rapidly.  In 2012 people aged 65 years and over made up 14% of Australia’s population. This is projected to increase to 22% in 2061 and to 25% in 2101.  There were 420,300 people aged 85 years and over in Australia in 2012, making up 2% of the…

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What are the effects of a fall?

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Falls have significant physical and emotional impacts on elderly Australians. They can affect health, mobility, lifestyle and independence and are a significant factor contributing to admission to a residential aged care facility. Did you know that 1 in 3 Australians over the age of 65 years will suffer a fall…

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Cost of Falls

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Research across all settings shows that, in the face of an ageing population, if nothing more is done to prevent falls by 2051 the total estimated health cost attributable to falls-related injury will increase almost threefold from A$498.2 million per year in 2001 to A$1375 million per year in 2051…

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Safe Homes Australia

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A safe home is one that provides people with the security required to live a happy and independent life. A safe home is free from traps and pitfalls that can cause you harm. As we age, certain aspects of our home that have always been safe, can become hazards. There…

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