50+ in Banyule: A data story. Report for Banyule Agencies. Part 2: Community Care. Report uri icon

abstract

  • The aim of this resource is to: Capture data specific to the population and local government area of Banyule. -- Provide Banyule services with a useful tool to support planning and change. -- Make available a resource that can be utilised to advocate for the services our communities require, to ensure its members are living life to the full. -- In this section of the report, the data sources used were the HACC Minimum Data Set (2011 to 2014), population projections, and supplementary data provided by the Department of Health and Human Services on agencies funded to provide HACC in the area, as well as the amount of state government funding allocated to each HACC service. -- A total of 38 different agencies were funded to provide HACC services to Banyule residents in 2015, seven of which were funded to provide Allied Health services. Overall, funding for HACC in Banyule grew by 11.8% from 2013 to 2015. The biggest increases in terms of raw figures were for Allied Health and Nursing. However, the largest increase in funding by far was for Delivered Meals, which more than doubled. This increase in funding is surprising but may reflect government recognition of increased costs. -- Projections of future provision of HACC services depend on what is used to estimate change. Modelling using constant service-to-population and client-to-population ratios shows strong growth in demand for all service types to 2019 and 2024, particularly for Domestic Assistance, Care Coordination, and Property Maintenance. -- It is difficult to predict changes in service provision with any confidence. While changes in the population may cause parallel changes in service provision, this is not always the case. Ultimately, changes in provision of services depend on policy decisions and funding at all three levels of government. In addition, for smaller services, changes may be unpredictable and due to fluctuations in staffing.

publication date

  • 2016