Share your experiences in accessing rural aged care services

Researchers at the John Richards Centre for Rural Ageing Research, La Trobe University, are seeking older people living in rural communities to be involved in a study to share their experiences about accessing services.

If you would like more information or are interested in being part of the study, please contact:

Marita Chisholm
Research Officer, John Richards Centre for Rural Ageing Research,
La Trobe Rural Health School, La Trobe University

Email: m.chisholm2@latrobe.edu.au
Phone: 03 5444 7277
Website: www.latrobe.edu.au/jrc

Share your experiences in accessing rural aged care services flyer [PDF 986 KB]

Would the research study be a good fit for me?

The study might be a good fit for you if:

  • You are an older person living in a rural community of Victoria; and
  • You receive services or have tried to access agedcare services under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) or the Home Care Packages (HCP) program.

What would happen if I took part in the research study?

There are two stages to the research study. If you decide to take part in the research study, you would:

Stage 1:
Participate in an interview with a researcher about your experiences accessing, assessing and acting on information to access services in your community. Keep a diary for three months about your interactions when accessing information about services.

Stage 2:
Following Stage 1, you will have the opportunity to participate in Stage 2 of the research which will involve the completion of two questionnaires and attending a community meeting if convenient.

Will I be paid to take part in the research study?

Participation is voluntary. You will be provided with a $100.00 gift voucher to thank you for your time to participate in the research study.

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