Investigators: A/Prof Fiona Blyth, Prof Julie Byles (CI), Ms Catherine Chojenta.

The aim of this project is to examine the risk factors for admission to residential aged care in a large representative sample of New South Wales men and women.

Risk factors to be considered will include demographics, physical health, mental health, social support and health behaviours.

The research outcomes will include an improved understanding of those people who are at greater risk of admission to residential aged care. An understanding of these risk factors will assist in improved projecting of numbers of people who will require residential aged care in the future and also a more accurate profile of the people more typically likely to enter residential aged care, so that services can be catered to their specific needs.