Project Description

The ageing of the Australian population has increased the number of older people entering nursing homes with dementia and as a consequence has increased family involvement with nursing home care. This research aims to test a collaborative model of care for staff and family of nursing home residents with irreversible dementias. The research has the potential to inform evidence-based dementia care, encourage a partnership between family and staff, improve knowledge and reduce stressors involved in care for both family and staff.

Project Timeline

2005-01-01 to 2009-12-31