I've always found research practices in aged care are interesting to talk to. Over time, I became aware of how the DMC research would benefit the majority of the residents in our home to live the life they chose to live.
As a leading provider of Aged Care services in Australia, Baptcare is committed to supporting our clients to live their best possible lives.
Baptcare’s research projects examine evidence-based best practice within Australia and around the world. Research findings help us to innovate to deliver outstanding quality, leading edge programs, support and care across our Aged Care services.
Over 1 million people are projected to be living with dementia in 2058 if no significant breakthroughs occur through research.**
Over 50% of people living in permanent residential aged care have been diagnosed with dementia.***
See references at the bottom of this page.
Other research focus areas in Aged Care are:
- Trauma-informed Care and Practice training for staff Residential Aged Care settings Contact our research team to find out more
- Evaluation of the Recognising and Reporting Deterioration in Resident’s Health training Contact our research team to find out more
- Occupational Violence and Aggression Contact our research team to find out more
- Audits on staff knowledge and practice pertaining to dementia Contact our research team to find out more
- MyCare Ageing Learn more about the project here and Contact our research team to find out more
Featured Research Projects
The following projects give an insight into some of the world-leading research undertaken by Baptcare.
In partnership with Monash University’s Health and Social Care Unit, residents of our Aged Care communities, their families, staff and volunteers, Baptcare’s Dementia Model of Care will be rolled out over the next three years.
This project will culminate in an independent evaluation of the Model’s implementation and effectiveness.
Baptcare’s Dementia Model of Care will be driven by the input of stakeholders and end-users, and will be based upon leading national and international evidence-based best practice.
- Improved quality of life for people living in Residential Aged Care;
- Increased connectivity of families;
- Increased staff & volunteer satisfaction & retention;
- Enhanced levels of dementia care knowledge & practice.
The evaluation sought to measure the impact of the training on PCAs knowledge and understanding of the signs of resident deterioration and their practice. One of the key findings was a significant improvement in staff knowledge of signs of resident deterioration following the training. Data from this study have been used to improve the content and delivery of the training program.
Tertiary Research Partners