Innovation in Aged Care

Centre for Remote Health, Alice Springs

Recently the Federal Government committed to fund research for innovation in dementia and aged care choices.

A successful recipient of this funding is a consortium established to explore the use of remote community art centres in linking older Aboriginal people to community aged care services.

The project will be the first of its kind to explore and build on the ways in which community controlled art centres, located in remote Aboriginal communities, are currently providing support to older community members living with dementia, frailty and other conditions associated with ageing.

The consortium led by the National Ageing Research Institute includes the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council (NPYWC), the Centre for Remote Health, Ikuntji Arts Centre at Haasts Bluff and Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency at Fitzroy Crossing.

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