GEN-erational aged care data available to the public

A user-friendly new website activated today provides unprecedented detail and access to Australia’s aged care information and data breakdowns.

 

The Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt, said the GEN website was a one–stop shop that would benefit older people, their families, researchers and everyone needing details on aged care.

 

“The GEN website uses easy to understand language and illustrations to report on capacity and activity in the aged care system, including people’s care needs, assessments and the services they use,” the Mr Wyatt said.

 

“It is designed to cater for all levels of users, from aged care residents to academics and service providers seeking high quality data and analysis.

 

“Each section of the website provides an overview with clear infographics and factsheets on a wide variety of topics.”

 

Mr Wyatt said GEN was Australia’s only central, independent repository of national aged care data and would prove an invaluable resource.

 

“GEN provides more detail than ever before, with options to search data nationally, by State or through one of our 73 Aged Care Planning Regions,” he said.

 

“Not only can users customise data to their own requirements, if they can’t find what they need, there’s a tab to easily lodge requests for extra detail.”

 

The website accesses databases from the National Aged Care Data Clearinghouse, managed by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

 

For more information see the GEN website www.GEN-agedcaredata.gov.au.

 

15 August 2017.