Research Projects

The Benetas Innovation Strategy lists the following six topics as primary areas of innovation focus based on areas of industry need:

Research Projects

Respect in an Ageing Society is a research paper commissioned by Benetas to examine the attitudes of society towards older people and what respect for older Australians means to them, and the wider community.

Research participants included members of generation X and Y, baby boomers, volunteers from residential care facilities, older people in residential care and older people living...

This is an Austin Health project which is a follow up to an earlier project involved staff being trained in the use of advance care planning. Results from this current study will be used to inform plans for staff training in the use of advance care plans.

This project is a small PhD study trialing a falls prevention strategy specifically in community clients with dementia. Data collection occurred at one Benetas facility and the student is preparing her thesis and publications for submission in early 2014.

This was a Deakin University project which was funded by the Department of Health and Ageing. Benetas provided in-kind support. The project aimed to create tools to support residential staff when making decisions about dementia patients.

A small Clinical Psychology Doctorate study trialling a counselling intervention to reduce depression and improve wellbeing post admission to residential aged care. The outcomes of this study have informed our residential facility admission process.

Following a recent Canadian study which identified key benefits of respite for older people and their carers, Benetas is conducting some research into respite services in Australia and the benefits for carers.

The project aims to explore and describe the unique needs and experiences of older Australians, with a particular focus on social exclusion. It aims to identify and assess current best practice models of inclusion and community participation, exploring the potential role and opportunity for partnerships between government, community organisations and community members in facilitating the...

Benetas’ Bidet Project will provide insight and understanding into how to improve resident hygiene and continence, as well as increase quality of care and dignity for our clients. Previous research has shown the use of bidets has been positive in hospital post operative settings and provides a basis to better understand its use and benefit in continence management and health related impacts....

Benetas works in partnership with FMC Mediation and Counselling Victoria to deliver the specialist Seniors Mediation Program. The program provides mediation aimed at facilitating positive decision making and decreasing family distress for clients moving through aged and community care. This project represents an opportunity to explore a model as a base for additional mediation services and...

Benetas is leading a consortium of 11 organisations to establish the International Longevity Centre – Australia.  This provides an opportunity to focus our efforts in ageing research, share our knowledge, and learn from the international community.

The International Longevity Centre – Australia will join a global alliance of centres including the United Kingdom, United States...