The primary objective of Silver Chain Group’s Research Department is to promote relevant and effective research that demonstrates impact and the ability to influence change in health and care in the community. Our research focus is always on improving outcomes for clients providing real value to the future of health and care services.
The Research Team is currently led by Professor Gill Lewin who is best known nationally and internationally for her research on restorative home care and her promotion of positive ageing at the policy, as well as the operational level. Our multidisciplinary research team currently includes sixteen researchers who have among them an extensive range of skills and experience in different research methodologies and the translation of evidence into practice. While working nationally the team is currently located in Western Australia and South Australia. As a team we enjoy strong relationships with Universities nationally and internationally, other health and community care organisations, corporate businesses and state and commonwealth peak bodies and policy makers. The Team has published extensively in the last eight years, given numerous conference presentations both nationally and internationally and written a plethora of reports.
Research Symposium 2012
On Thursday, 8 November 2012 the Silver Chain Research Department held a very successful symposium. Presentations from the symposium are below:
- Use of Routine Hospice Care Service Data for Research
- Telehealth Monitoring of People with Chronic Disease
- Measuring the Impact of Community Care
- Intergenerational Dementia Specific Day Centre
- The Effectiveness of a Twice Daily Skin Moisturising Regimen as Compared to Usual Skin Care Interventions for Reducing Skin Tear Incidence and Severity
- Long Term Outcomes of Restorative Home Care