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Centre for Research on Social Inclusion

NSW Case Management Research Collaboration

Who we are

The Case Management Research Collaboration consists of a number of organisations concerned with the care of older people in the community.  Macquarie University's Centre for Research on Social Inclusion is in partnership with the Aged and Community Services Association (NSW & ACT), NSW Community Options Projects Inc, Community Care (Northern Beaches) and the NSW Department of Health.New partners are likely to be joining the collaboration in 2010.

The Collaboration works on a research program investigating case management in community aged care in New South Wales, with the aim of informing government policy to get the best possible outcomes for community care clients.

Research output to date

In 2009, the Collaboration conducted a survey of NSW community aged care services providing specific case management programs: Community Aged Care Packages (CACP), Extended Aged Care at Home (EACH), Extended Aged Care at Home - Dementia (EACHD), Community Options Program (COPs), ComPacks and Healthy at Home (H@H), in order to obtain service managers' perspectives on case management process and outcomes. The study aimed to map the NSW case management landscape, asking: Who is doing it? What are they doing? and, What are they trying to achieve?

The resulting report is entitled 'Case Management in Community Aged Care: Mapping the Landscape in NSW', by Virginia Simpson-Young and Michael Fine, can be downloaded here.  The Report provides a basic description of the case management landscape in NSW community aged care. Further research is now needed to relate characteristics of workforce and process to positive client outcomes.

Case Management in Community Aged Care: Mapping the Landscape in NSW title pageFor further information

Research Officer: Dr Virginia Simpson-Young
Phone: (02) 9850 1816
Fax: (02) 9850 4434
Email: casemanagement.crsi@scmp.mq.edu.au

Address: Case Management in Community Aged Care Project
Centre for Research on Social Inclusion
C5C Research Hub West
Reply Paid 63448
Macquarie University NSW 2109

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