The projections for aged care, in both community and residential care, suggest that considerable change will occur in the coming decades. People in residential care are older than ever before and they require different levels and demand different standards of care.
Our research is highly translational and covers the key areas of dementia (particularly behavioural and psycholgical symptoms of dementia – BPSD), depression in people transitioning to aged care, consumer directed care, caregiver wellbeing, and organisational change in residential care.
The challenge is to embed research into the planning and delivery of aged care. At IHA we have strong partnerships with aged care providers who share our vision for improving the lives of older people.