A new study published in the International Journal of Quality in Health Care is the first to ask Australian residents living in different models of long-term aged care to rate the quality of the care they receive.
Participants in the study, the majority of which had a diagnosis of dementia, rated the overall quality of care as higher in home-like (clustered) models of care. This more home-like model of care provided residents with greater flexibility and choice in their care routines...
Senior Research Fellow, NHMRC Partnership Centre In Cognitive And Functional Decline
Suzanne Dyer is a senior research fellow with more than 20 years’ experience in research, health technology assessment (HTA) and guideline development. At Flinders University she has been involved in producing the NHMRC approved clinical practice guidelines for dementia in Australia and managing a cross-sectional study of alternative models of residential aged care. She has managed teams contracted to the Australian Department of Health and Ageing to provide HTA services for the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) who make recommendations for public funding through Medicare and has experience working in both academic organisations and the private sector.