|Research Centre||DCRC Assessment and Better Care|
|Partner Institution||University of Technology Sydney|
The iHome project re-analysed the primary research data obtained from the CIs randomised controlled trials of the person-centred care model (CADRES and PerCEN studies) and compared aspects of these data with publically available secondary data to determine the key assumptions of a person-centred residential aged care facility (RACF).
Using additional 24 hour observational data of residents and staff of two from RACFs the iHome activity-based frameworks of staff/resident/manager interactions, events activities were constructed for a non-PCC-standard and a PCC-standard RACF. Beyesian computer modelling techniques were used to calculate person-centred RACF requirements by reference to the research literature and the pooled data. These were validated with additional data obtained from the EN-ABLE study.
The 20 bed ihome base model represents 'typical' residents, managers, nurses, direct care and recreation/lifestyle staff. Care quality is associated directly with resident behaviour and well-being.