Alzheimer’s Australia recently commissioned research group Access Economics to model different scenarios for the supply of aged care, to identify strategies to increase consumer choice and to promote service flexibility, and to identify funding options for a sustainable aged care system into the future

The report, Caring places: planning for aged care and dementia 2010-2050, found that the number of people with dementia will quadruple by 2050 to nearly 1 million.

In addition the report found that almost 300,000 Australians will not have access to aged care places unless there is a substantial increase in the supply of community care and residential care packages every year for the next 40 years.

The report will be presented to the Federal Government Productivity Commission that is studying aged care.