Meeting the social and emotional support needs of older people using aged care services
by Sara Charlesworth, Wendy Taylor
Sara Charlesworth and Wendy Taylor worked with Gabrielle Meagher (Macquarie) and Natasha Cortis (UNSW) on this union-commissioned project. The Health Services Union and United Voice asked the research team to investigate:
- the ways current aged care arrangements and processes of care work attend to older people’s social and emotional needs; and
- the policy, regulatory and organisational arrangements which would more effectively ensure provision of quality, whole-of-person care.
The team produced a report based on their research findings, which was launched in October 2019: Meagher, G., Cortis, N. Charlesworth, S., Taylor, W. (2019) Meeting the social and emotional support needs of older people using aged care services Sydney: Macquarie University, UNSW Sydney and RMIT University.