A new project aims to study the benefits of respite services for older adults.
The University of Tasmania Faculty of Health Science Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre is working in partnership with Glenview Community Services to conduct the Bisdee Project.
Project Chief Investigator and Honorary Research Associate of the Wicking Centre Dr Christine Stirling said there has been a lot of research looking at the benefits of respite for carers, but this innovative research will study carers’ views on the benefits for adults attending respite services.
Dr Sharon Andrews, Research Fellow of the Wicking Centre and project co-investigator, added: “We hope that results from this project can help older people to stay in their own homes for longer”.
Independent Member for Denison Andrew Wilkie launched the Bisdee Project on 18 October 2011 in Carers Week (17-23 October).
Mr Wilkie, a strong supporter of Glenview said that most people want to live in their own homes for as long as is practicable, and
“The Wicking Centre is a wonderful research resource and we expect the results of this project will be of great benefit to our communities over time.”