Dr Kate-Ellen Elliott
Work4Dementia: Development of an evidence-based intervention to build capacity and resilience for the Australian dementia care workforce
Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
dementia care | health services research | capacity building | resilience | gerontology
The care workforce is rapidly approaching a staffing crisis associated with the dementia epidemic. An innovative evidence-based intervention (Work4Dementia) aimed to build the capacity and resilience of the dementia care workforce will be developed and tested. Strategies will apply psychological approaches to enhance opportunities for meaningful social interactions at work. It is envisaged this will avert poor quality care stemming from an unstable workforce due to employees leaving their jobs.