Gen Aged Care is a joint project by the Australian Department of Health and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. The aim is to create useful, accessible and customised data through presenting visually appealing, information rich reports and graphs. These reports are needed for all kinds of sectors including those weighing up aged care facilities in their local area through to commercial entities interested in providing appropriate services. Healthcare students looking for up to date data for assessments and assignments, community leaders in end of life and aged care and builders of infrastructure, policy and services at local, state and federal government level can all benefit from sharing this information. The Gen Aged Care data aims to make researching, planning and highlighting the needs of this burgeoning industry possible.
The website incorporates the following key deliverables:
- Demographic information on people in aged care such as their age, sex, marital status, location, self-reported Indigenous status, language spoken at home, and country of birth to aid with research and decision making processes
- Detailed profile and geographically defined information on service providers and facilities around the country. This includes private and public facilities, region specific data in terms of location, the amount of age care places available (by service provider or facility) and operational status
- Specialised care data on the type of aged care service received, and care needs and conditions that affect care needs
- Transparency within financial information including payments and subsidies made to providers and the number of claim days, hours of care provided and care type or level, where applicable
- Entries to and exits from aged care, including the reason individuals may exit a particular facility