Encouraging Best Practices in Aged Care (EBPRAC)
Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
Conducted in seven facilities across NSW and Victoria, 2009-2010
The project drew together existing research and applied the conclusions to communities of seven aged care facilities, to demonstrate the effectiveness of applying research findings to everyday life.
The existing research related to:
- The physical environment
- Staff knowledge
- Staff mentoring
- Family involvement
This project resulted in a comprehensive understanding of the origins of behaviour considered to be "challenging", and the feelings associated with it, from the perspective of residents, staff, and families.
The Better for Everyone Toolkit will help any care environment apply the lessons learned during the EBPRAC project.