Older man in a wheelchair with a carer standing behind him

Empowering older people to engage in healthcare discussions

A Torrens University Australia-led research project involving two aged care providers aims to give older Australians a seat at the table when important decisions are being made about their healthcare.

Published: 4 November 2022
  • national
  • 4 November 2022
  • Austraian Ageing Agenda

Funded to the tune of $584 million under the Medical Research Future Fund’s Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission, the IMPAACT Project seeks to empower older people to participate in discussions about employing early intervention measures to improve their health and wellbeing.

“It will assist them to engage with important evidence-based information that will enable them to appropriately assess the risks and benefits of screening and assessment for a range of common health conditions,” lead researcher Dr Rachel Ambagtsheer told Australian Ageing Agenda.