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Younger People in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC) Strategy 2020-25 Annual Report 30 June 2020 to 30 June 2021

The Australian Government is pleased to release the first annual report against the Australian Government’s YPIRAC Strategy 2020-25 (the Strategy).

The Government is committed to ensuring no one under the age of 65 is living in, or entering, residential aged care unless there are exceptional circumstances.

It is clear that the activities being progressed by the Government, in collaboration with state and territory governments, sector stakeholders and younger people themselves, are contributing to significant reductions in the number of younger people entering, and living in, residential aged care.

The Annual Report highlights that:

  • Over the period from 30 June 2020 to 30 June 2021, there was a 43 per cent reduction in the number of younger people entering residential aged care (712) when compared to the prior 12 month period (1,250).
  • Over the period from 30 June 2020 to 30 June 2021, there was a 23 per cent reduction in the number of people under the age of 45 living in residential aged care from 130 to 100.
  • Over the period from 30 June 2020 to 30 June 2021 there was a 20 per cent reduction in people under the age of 65 living in residential aged care from 4,858 to 3,899 residents.

The significant progress being made in reducing the number of younger people entering and living in residential aged care is encouraging but there remains more to be done.

You can watch the Auslan video of the Annual Report below:

Younger People in Residential Aged Care Strategy 2020-25 | Department of Social Services, Australian Government (dss.gov.au)

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