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Collaboration between family members and direct care staff in quality improvement of residential care services

Prof Henry Brodaty, Prof Lynn Chenoweth
Research Centre DCRC Assessment and Better Care
Partner Institution Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA)
Project Description

This Project is being undertaken in a collaboration between Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Home and the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, University of New South Wales. The Project team includes Ms. Tracey Clark and a senior managerial team from Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Home, and Professors Henry Brodaty and Lynn Chenoweth from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, University of New South Wales.

The aim of the Project is to develop and pilot test a protocol which promotes collaboration and positive relationships between family and direct care staff for the purpose of improving the quality of residential care services. It will use amixed-method, 5 stage pre-post-evaluation design over 12 months.

The Research Questions which are guiding the Project:

Will a protocol developed during the pilot study to promote collaboration and positive relationships between family and direct care staff:

  1. improve family carer and direct care staff relationships?

  2. improve the quality of residential care services for recently transitioned aged care residents? 

 

Latest News
 
A learning resource has been developed for the use of family members/carers 
of people living in residential aged care
 
To access this resource please click on the link below:

 

 

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