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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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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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