Funding Boost For Aged Care Research

  • Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers

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

Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan this week 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 Labor 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.

As stated by Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan

“NARI’s research is vital in ensuring that older Victorians can age well and I’m proud to continue supporting their work.”

“We are continually improving care for older Victorians and this funding will ensure our work is informed by cutting-edge research.”

As stated by National Ageing Research Institute Director Associate Professor Briony Dow

“NARI would like to thank the Victorian Government for its long-term support and this new commitment of three years of funding, which will enable us to plan for the longer term and extend our range of research projects which will benefit older Victorians and their families.”

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