MHICare: Mental Health Benchmarking Industry Tool for Residential Aged Care

This project aims to improve the care and management of resident’s mental health in Residential Aged Care. MHICare will achieve this by developing a unique tool to help aged care homes identify how well they are performing at meeting the needs of resident’s mental health. This will help aged care homes identify their own strengths and weaknesses for future improvement.

The tool will be developed using an evidence based approach incorporating feedback from aged care residents, staff and family members, as well as experts in the field of geriatric mental health.

MHICare is a collaborative research study being conducted by the Dementia and Neuro Mental Health Unit, and will include aged care homes and consumers in development. Consumer involvement is key to developing a tool that meets the needs of our community

Contact

If you would like to participate, or would like to receive more information, please contact:

Dr Nadeeka Dissanayaka or Ms Rachel Brimelow

Dementia & Neuro Mental Health Unit

E: MHICare@uq.edu.au

P: +61 7 3346 5577

W: clinical-research.centre.uq.edu. au/dissanayaka-group