Retirement Villages

Research Project Title

Retirement Villages

Principal Investigator

Research outline

This research project will investigate the needs and levels of healthcare use by retirement village (RV) residents.

This project aims to:

  • Identify the age, gender and ethnic make-up of the RV residents and thereby assess the medical problems, and functional abilities of the residents.
  • Assess RV residents medically and functionally over three and a half years

A sub-group of particularly vulnerable RV residents will be studied by conducting a randomised controlled trial of complex clinical intervention. Our aim is to reduce preventable hospital admissions thereby avoiding or postponing entry into rest homes and private hospitals.

Anticipated end date: June 2019.

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