GEN Aged Care – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

GEN Aged Care – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


In Australia we have a quite
significantly sized older population and that’s projected to grow over the next
number of years. Historically aged care data has been made available in quite dense statistical reports. The Institute’s Gen website is a more
universally accessible tool and through that mechanism we’re supporting the
Government’s objective of being transparent. It came about as a
collaboration between the Institute and the Australian Government Department of
Health and what it holds is a whole lot of information and data about aged care
services in Australia and the people who use them. It’s available in a lot of
different formats, so for example students might wish to get on the
website and find really simple information that they can put into a
presentation. The data experience the user has is quite tailorable that the website also supports data availability in a much greater depth for in-depth
analysis. One of the unique tools on the Gen website the mapping functionality where a user can specify a region of interest and aged care data will
dynamically populate. The general public could get a better idea about the nature and reach of the aged care system and perhaps what that means in terms of
places in their local region. The media will find the website useful because it contains up-to-date, comprehensive information that they can download in
the forms that are useful for them. In addition commercial entities like real
estate agents or property developers, investments bodies they also be
interested, and be able to identify areas where perhaps investment is needed. Websites like these are really important vehicle for making information accessible so that people can make decisions and that we can really
have a better understanding. The ultimate objective of making this data universally accessible through the Gen website will be to ensure that the policy settings and the program settings in aged care are the best that they could possibly be.

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