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Development of an assessment tool to measure person centred care in residential settings (P-CAT)

Prof Rhonda Nay, Dr Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh
Research Centre DCRC Carers and Consumers
Partner Institution La Trobe University
Project Description

This project aims to develop an assessment tool to measure the person-centredness of a residential aged care facility.

This will be achieved by a review of the literature, consultation with international experts; focus groups and interviews with staff working in residential aged care facilities, older people with early onset dementia and carers of older people living with dementia.

The tool will then be pilot tested in residential care facilities. It is hypothesised that care which is more person-centred will: improve pain assessment and management, improve management of unmet need behaviours and reduce the use of restraint. Once the person-centred care tool has been validated an application for funding will be made to test the hypothesis above.

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