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Evaluation of Residential in Reach: from the perspective of residential aged care

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People living in residential aged care now are older, frailer, have multiple comorbidities and are more likely to have dementia than previous cohorts, so the medical and nursing care they require is more challenging and complex. The Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care (ACEBAC), La Trobe University was commissioned by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to conduct an in-depth evaluation of the Residential in Reach (RiR) service in the Eastern Health region (Eastern@Home) from the perspective of the users of the service. The aim of the evaluation was to fully explore and explain why some residential aged care facilities (RACFs) use the RiR service more frequently than others.


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Victorian Department of Health and Human Services

Type of report

  • Public sector research report


Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care, La Trobe University

Place of publication

Melbourne, Victoria



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