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Moving from aged care facilities to community-based accommodation: Outcomes and environmental factors

This study explored the transition experiences of young men with brain injury who had lived in aged care facilities and moved into community-based settings. The young men reported positive transition experiences including increased independence, improved well-being and a sense of social inclusion.

Paperwork in group homes for people with intellectual disability

The aim of this study was to explore changes in paperwork over time in Victorian group homes.

Patterns of home and community care service delivery to culturally and linguistically diverse residents of rural Victoria

This paper described patterns of the utilisation of home and community care by culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) people and Australian-born residents of rural Victoria. Data showed disadvantage experienced by residents born overseas and those from CALD backgrounds.

People under 60 living in aged care facilities in Victoria

This paper presents survey findings relating to younger men in aged care facilities. The study focused on their occupational participation and social and recreational activities. It found that younger men's participation in these activities was relatively low.

Physical activity levels of individuals living in a group home

This paper reports on the physical activity patterns of six adults living in a group home. While some met the Australian guidelines for physical activity participation, others did not. Walking to local trasnport was a common means of increasing physical activity participation.

Removing the obstacles: Disability Access and the Arts (in Heritage Buildings)

Many arts organisations are located in heritage buildings and many of these do not provide disability access. It is often presumed that if a building has heritage status, there is no capacity to provide or improve accessible design.

Service needs of residents in private residential services in Queensland summary report

The intent of this research is to determine the need for government and non-government support services among people living in private residential services (PRS).

Sexual assault in Supported Residential Services: Four case studies

This report presents four selected case studies involving allegations of violence and abuses towards residents of Supported Residential Services (SRSs), many of whom have some form of cognitive impairment.

Staff behaviour and resident engagement before and after active support training

This paper identified the factors associated with greater increases in resident engagement that has the potential to enhance the effectiveness of active support (AS). The amount of staff help, its effectiveness, and use of praise by staff were identified as key factors. .

Staffing numbers and active support: a case study

This paper examined the effect of staffing levels on the amount of assistance provided to residents in one group home, and associated levels of resident engagement in activities prior to and following the implementation of active support.

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