Aged care nursing

  • Published 2003


Aged care covers a broad range of services ranging from residential aged care facilities and acute hospitals through to community health services such as home and community aged care packages (DEST 2002). With the introduction of the Home and Community Care program in the 1980s, the reliance on intensive nursing home care was shifted into the community through the provision of a range of services such as home-help, home nursing services and home and centre-based respite care. Also, the introduction of community aged care packages, providing home-based care to frail or disabled older people living in the community, has helped people to remain in their homes instead of entering low-level residential aged care (DEST 2002).

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@inproceedings{2003AgedCN, title={Aged care nursing}, author={}, year={2003} }