Principal Investigators


    The Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (Q.) trading as Blue Care

    Contact information of lead PI



    Title of project or programme

    Dementia Care Tool

    Source of funding information


    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 91,779

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years



    Research Abstract

    Blue Care would like to bring an internationally renowned, innovative European digital tool for dementia care to Australia. Observing Practice is one of the best ways of evaluating the quality of care that a person living with dementia receives. The tool has a methodology and design not currently used in Australia which is proving beneficial for the UK National Health Service (NHS), Health Trusts, Universities, Councils and Hospitals. The tool can be used in care environments, such as residential facilities, Memory Support Units, community care and day respite centres. It is a simple observational tool which enables staff to see through the eyes of the person receiving a service, to help them understand how interactions impact dignity, care and compassion. Comparable tools in Australia include Dementia Care Mapping which is labour intensive and not practical, or SOFI2 which is a licensed product and costly to roll out.

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Types: Investments < €500k
Member States: Australia
Diseases: N/A
Years: 2016
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