If you would like more information or are interested in being part of the study, please contact:
Research Officer, John Richards Centre for Rural Ageing Research,
La Trobe Rural Health School, La Trobe University
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:
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.
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.