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Federally funded aged care provision in regional Victoria : Examining current provision and estimating future infrastructure requirements using existing population-based benchmarks

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posted on 2004-01-01, 00:00 authored by C Toussaint, Alexander RolloAlexander Rollo
The following paper examines federally accredited and funded aged care provision in regional Victoria. Benchmarks that have been set by the Australian Department of Health and Ageing, are used to measure and compare the relative number of high and low level aged care positions and Community Aged Care Packages in six regional Victorian centres.
Using population forecasts, the additional aged care positions that each centre will require to meet the provision benchmarks in the year 2021 have been estimated. These figures are then translated into infrastructure requirements for the regional Victorian city of Greater Bendigo. This is done by surveying Greater Bendigo’s existing residential aged care facilities. Strategies for the provision of additional high and low level residential aged care infrastructure are explored using a matrix governed by size and configuration. Variations in these two aspects are shown to affect the location options for future facilities in Greater Bendigo. The implications of the benchmarks are also investigated in terms of facilities for the provision of Community Aged Care Packages.
The research is funded by a double ARC APAI grant between the Built Environment Research Group at Deakin University, The Centre for Sustainable Regional Centres at La Trobe University, the City of Greater Bendigo and the City of Warrnambool.

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Canberra, Australia

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  • Yes

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2004-09-15

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2004-09-17

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eng

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E2.1 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed

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2004, The Authors

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APA 2004 : 12th Biennial Australian Population Association Conference : Population and Society : Issues, Research, Policy

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