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.
Explore aged care topics
The Knowledge and Implementation Hub provides access to evidence and resources on a range of aged care topics. Those working in the sector identified these topics as high-priority issues through the annual ARIIA survey or via ARIIA consultations with key industry bodies.
Technology in aged care
Palliative care & end of life
Rehabilitation, reablement & restorative care
Meaningful lifestyle activities
Mental health & wellbeing
Urgent & critical needs
Navigating the sector
Sometimes you need some background information or to know what is happening in the sector. 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.Sign up to KnowledgeConnect
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 here or select Read all Knowledge Blogs at the bottom of the page to see the full collection.
How adding music can make activities more meaningful for people
Experienced aged and disability care worker Sarah-Kaye Page provides ideas on how staff and family might use formal and more spontaneous music activities to improve the lives of older people in their care.
LEAPing into meaningful activities
Dr Jacqueline Wesson, University of Sydney, describes a new leisure assessment tool under development for people living with dementia in residential aged care – LEAPing into meaningful activities.
Dear reader, what are meaningful activities?
In explaining the meaning of ‘meaningful activities’, Judith Leeson, Director of Vector Consultants, poses this question to her readers: How would you want to spend your days in residential aged care?