Our projects help to enhance the physical, social and mental health of older Australians, reduce their time spent in hospitals or care, and boost their quality of life.
The Hospital Research Foundation Group is also proud to partner with leading ageing care provider ECH to help pioneer new technologies and models of care, led by its new ECH Care Hotel at College Grove, Walkerville.
Aged Care Support
Developing a new tool which uses 12 key indicators to compare the quality and safety of aged care homes to promote transparency and accountability throughout the industry, through insights gained by the Registry of Senior Australians (ROSA).
Implementing a new care transition service which provides person-centered care coordination and support for older people up to five weeks after leaving hospital following an unplanned presentation or admission.
Establishing that aged care residents who move more and interact with their environment are more likely to live longer, have fewer falls and higher quality of life.
Investigating whether a Mediterranean diet can have a positive impact on the health of people in residential aged care. A MedDiet is characterised by the high intake of vegetables, legumes, fruits, nuts, olive oil and fish, moderate intake of dairy products and red wine, and low intake of red meat and saturated fats.
Increasing aged care residents’ access to formal rehabilitation following a hip fracture to improve their long-term outcomes.
Formally evaluating the care and services provided at the new ECH Care Hotel, called ‘Dandelion’, which provides short-stay accommodation and flexibility for people transitioning from hospital so they can return to live in their own home and community.
Investigating the health outcomes of people waiting for Home Care Packages, with the recommendations provided to the Royal Aged Care Commission and playing a significant role in providing more Level 3 and 4 Home Care Packages to the community.
Undertaking a comprehensive assessment of the health economic implications of four major indicators of aged care quality and safety provided to older Australians.
Developing a frailty-risk index to provide local-level information for communities to make policies and match service providers to people most in need.