Factsheets and infographics Factsheets Services and places in aged care Australia’s aged care system provides care for people either in their own homes or in a residential facility. Admissions into aged care The choice of aged care services is an important and sensitive decision for many older Australians. There are many services available to support people’s different needs and different levels of need. People using aged care Almost one-quarter of a million people use Australia's govenment-funded aged care services on a typical day. This number has increased over the last decade. People's care needs in aged care As people age, their need for care changes. Each person’s needs are different and in Australia services are tailored so that each person receives the assistance they need. People leaving aged care After people are admitted to aged care services, they stay until they are discharged and leave the system. Government spending on aged care Aged care services in Australia are funded by governments, non-government organisations (charities, religious and community groups), and personal contributions from those receiving care. Infographics Services and places in aged care Admissions into aged care People using aged care People's care needs in aged care People leaving aged care Government spending on aged care ROACA key facts Key facts from the 2016–17 Report on the Operation of the Aged Care Act 1997 (ROACA). ROACA summary Summary of the 2016–17 Report on the Operation of the Aged Care Act 1997 (ROACA).