Community Care Outcomes

Community Care Outcomes

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Macquarie University and AHSRI, University of Wollongong, have been awarded an Australian Research Council linkage grant to develop measures to understand outcomes in community aged care services.  The understanding and measuring of outcomes is needed to ensure that consumers and their carers of packaged care services obtain the assistance and services that are important to them; and that the approach to service delivery is personalised and respects and values the individual care needs of older people.  

In order to ensure that these measures are meaningful and practical to use, we are partnering with four providers of community aged care services in NSW.


These industry partners will be actively involved in the development of the measures and will help test the measures with a range of their consumers in both metropolitan and regional areas of NSW.

Aged & Community Services NSW and ACT is also a partner in the project.

The project is also working with Professor Ann Netten from the University of Kent, who has extensive experience in developing an Outcomes Toolkit for use in the United Kingdom (ASCOT).

For further information contact Beatriz Cardona (Macquarie Uni) or Cathy Duncan (AHSRI) 

First National Workshop on the Measurement of Outcomes in Community Aged Care

Monday 2 March 2015 

Measuring outcomes in community care – UK and international experience Prof Ann Netten
PSSRU, Univ of Kent
Measuring outcomes in health settings – concepts to apply to community care Peter Samsa, Cathy Duncan
AHSRI, Univ of Wollongong
Implementing outcome measurement tools in community care: consumer and staff perspectives Cathy Lock
Dom Care S.A.

Understanding complexity: analysing caseloads using the ACCOM tool Eleanor Kennet-Smith
Dom Care S.A./
Red Cross Aust
Quality of life as an outcome for community based care services Jack Allen
Silver Chain Group, W.A.
Introduction to the ACCOM – progress to date Prof Michael Fine
Macquarie University

Measuring Outcomes in Community Care Workshop

Tuesday 3 March 2015 

Measuring outcomes in community care – an international perspective Prof Ann Netten
PSSRU, Univ of Kent
Measuring outcomes in health settings – concepts to apply to community care Peter Samsa, Cathy Duncan
AHSRI, Univ of Wollongong
Ageing Well at Home: Measuring the impact of community care for older people – background and overview of Australian Research Council (ARC) project – including introduction of project partners Prof Michael Fine
Macquarie University
Australian context of community care / current issues Lisa Ralphs,
ACS
Characteristics of case managers Cathy Duncan
AHSRI, Univ of Wollongong

 

Last reviewed: 23 December, 2016

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