Knowledge and Implementation Hub

Research evidence and knowledge help us understand what works and how things work in aged care. This can guide our care and inform our training and organisational activities.

The Knowledge and Implementation Hub provides access to evidence and resources on a range of priority topics for aged care. These topics have been identified by the aged care sector. We also have information on urgent and critical needs in the sector.

If the idea of evidence is new to you, perhaps start exploring the Hub by viewing our short learning module on the role and value of evidence in the aged care setting.


Navigating the sector

Sometimes you need some background information or to know what is happening in the sector. The research and project supports section has lots of interesting and useful resources to help you start a project, plan a study or run a training session at work.

Research and project supports

ARIIA PubMed searches

With one click, the ARIIA PubMed searches take you directly to relevant aged care research evidence in the PubMed database. PubMed is a large, free resource for accessing biomedical and health research published in journals. Simply click on your topic of interest. No search skills or database knowledge required!

ARIIA PubMed searches


KnowledgeConnect is our quarterly newsletter. The team behind the Knowledge and Implementation Hub will bring you an informative read on the latest aged care research, Australian aged care projects, and ways you can use evidence in your personal practice and within your organisation.

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Latest Knowledge Blogs

The Hub’s Knowledge Blogs provide another way to increase your knowledge of aged care. These short perspective pieces keep you informed about what is happening in the sector from the point of view of the people working or researching within it, as well as those receiving care services.

View our latest Knowledge Blogs below or see the full collection.

​​Meaningful engagement and partnerships in research with people living with dementia and their family

​​When reflecting on the experience of researching in partnership with people living with dementia and their carers, Dr. Domenica Disalvo, in this blog, acknowledges both the challenges and benefits of co-designing. However, there is a need for researchers to be both flexible and creative in adapting their engagement approaches to enable people living with dementia to fully participate in research, generating real insights into their needs and preferences for care.​

Added 18 Jan 2024
Staying at Home: Innovative carer respite and well-being program

Our current blog explores the challenges faced by family carers of individuals living with dementia and highlights the positive impact of the Staying at Home (SAH) program delivered nationally by Dementia Support Australia. Tom Gauci explains how SAH, as an innovative carer well-being and respite program, can empower family carers by encouraging early access to respite, and by providing tools and confidence to navigate changes in their caregiving role.

Added 06 Dec 2023
Helping people living with dementia to look after their eyes

This blog highlights the importance of addressing preventable sight loss for people living with dementia, often due to treatable conditions such as cataract or outdated glasses. It reminds us of the importance of regular eye tests for people living with dementia in any care setting, to detect and address sight problems. This can help them maintain quality of life and continue doing what they value.

Added 20 Sep 2023