Recent Research Projects

Below is an outline of some of the research projects completed through the partnership between lifeAssist and Deakin University. These projects were headed by Associate Professor Goetz Ottman at lifeAssist.

Our Research

Child Protection for Children with Disability 2

The project developed approaches designed to safeguard people with disability within a service provider context. Four honours year students and one PhD candidate were attracted, resulting in one national Delphi survey completed.

Advance Care Planning in Community Aged Care

Records of older people entering the Emergency Department of a Hospital are checked for whether the older person had an Aged Care Package in place. ED nurses are were asked in focus groups how they are likely to respond to the legislation introduced in Victoria regarding ACP.

EBPAC Choice in Aged Care Project

Project was funded to adapt PACS (People At Centre Stage) to people in rural/regional, Cultural and Linguistically Diverse, and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities. Phase 2 comprised the development of special needs overlays and implementation of the project.

Virtual Reality in Retorative Health in the Home: What Works for Older People?

The project explored the application of 2D and 3D virtual reality applications for older people. The project included a literature review, a gap analysis, the development of an intervention and a brief evaluation.

Development of an Organisational Readiness Tool for CDC

The project developed a readiness toolkit for organisations to implement CDC (Consumer Directed Care) in community aged care.

What are the Support Needs of a Parent with a Pre/Post-Natal Diagnosis of Intellectual Disability?

The project conducted a state of the science review.