Aged care

The Australian aged care system includes a variety of residential and community care services providing extensive support to older people and their families. NARI's research in this area is enabled by strong links to service providers and a continuing commitment to improving the experience of people within the aged care system.

Pleasant Activities for Well-being (PAW) Project

The aim of the PAW project was to investigate the feasibility of a volunteer-led behavioural programme to reduce depression in aged care residents. Trained volunteers partnered with residents for the eight-week program. For residents, participation was associated with a significant reduction in depressive symptoms.

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“What Older People Want?” Outcomes from a consultation with older consumers about their priorities for research in ageing.

Dementia, mental health, use of technology and the need for better person-focused health care are among the priorities for research in ageing according to Victorian consumers. The year-long study highlights consumers’ hopes for better quality of life in older age, the wish for independence and choice, maintaining physical and mental health.

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Priority of Access tool for Local Government HACC services

Demand for Local Government HACC services has seen the need for a consistent approach to determining priority of access. NARI in conjunction with Local Government HACC providers in Victoria and the Victorian Department of Human Services (Western Metropolitan Region, WMR) developed a priority of access tool.

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Shared connections pilot project

This project evaluated the development of the Shared Connections project, its original framework and intention, its subsequent modified framework and application and the difficulties and successes associated with implementing it.

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Caring for people with dementia in residential aged care: successes with a composite person-centred care model featuring Montessori–based activities

This project reviewed secondary data provided by a health service to determine the impact of the introduction of a composite person-centred care model featuring Montessori-based activities.

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