Funding boost for aged care research

Older Victorians will receive better care and support to age well, thanks to ongoing research funded by the Victorian Government and led by the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI).

Victorian Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan announced $3.6 million over three years to support the invaluable work of NARI researchers.

NARI is Australia’s only independent institute dedicated to undertaking research in ageing and leads the nation by ensuring better outcomes for older people, their families and their carers.

NARI research projects include looking at the creation of a single registry to better understand older Victorians’ use of health and aged care services, and consulting with older people and their families to understand what is important to them when receiving these services.

The funding will also support an online resource to guide good clinical practice, and an updated environmental audit tool to improve safety for older people while in hospital.

The Victorian Government is making record investments in aged care, including $81.6 million in a new 120-bed public residential aged care service in Wantirna and $27.75 million to support multicultural aged care.

Source: Vic Government