We already know that change needs to occur in aged care. The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety gave 148 recommendations for what they think should be changed. The challenge is now how to achieve the change required.
As researchers, we want to understand how we can best support this change. We want to know what you think are most important areas to research in residential aged care. By residential aged care we mean living in an aged care home or facility, even if it is just for respite care. We are interested in your ideas on where research is needed, rather than where you think changes to care or funding are needed.
You are invited to take part in this survey because you are involved in residential aged care, either as a provider, staff member, funder, policy maker, researcher, clinician or consumer (e.g. resident or family/friend of a current or former resident).
The survey process will occur in 2-3 stages.
This survey (Survey 1, 10-30 min): rank and identify possible research priorities
Survey 2 (10-20 min): vote on a final ranking of research priorities Survey 1 (emailed approximately 1-2 months after Survey 1)
Survey 3 (10-20 min): If consensus is not achieved in Survey 2, vote on a final ranking of research priorities Survey 1 (emailed approximately 1-2 months after Survey 2)
There are no known risks to completing the surveys.
We have asked for your contact details and your organisation’s name (if applicable) to ensure representation from a broad range of organisations and so we can invite you to the second and third surveys. If you are not comfortable providing this information, you may leave these questions blank, but will be unable to participate in the rest of the Delphi Panel.
These details will only be accessible to the research team and only non-identifiable data that has been aggregated from the surveys will be published online, submitted for publication, and presented at conferences and seminars.
Completion of the survey is voluntary. If you do not wish to take part, you are not obliged to. Completion of the survey implies consent to participate in the study. If you decide that you would like to withdraw from participation after you have submitted your answers your data cannot be removed.
You can also download and read the full Explanatory statement here.
This survey is part of a research project being funded by the National Centre for Healthy Ageing - a partnership between Monash University and Peninsula Health.
The ethical aspects of this project have been approved by the Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee.