Home Care Package Review December 2017

The federal government moved towards increasing reliance on home care packages to keep elderly people at home for longer in February 2017. A review of the home care package program for the 3 months to December 31 2017 provides some interesting data. Home care package providers had risen in number to 806 (an increase of[…]

Causes of death in older Australians

Six conditions accounted for 44% of all deaths in older Australians over 65 years (Aborigines over 50 years) in the 2 years to June 2014. These were: coronary heart disease (14%), dementia (9%), strokes (8%), lung cancer (5%), chronic obstructive lung diseases (5%) and diabetes (3%). 80% of those who died had used some form[…]