Below is a list of our most recent research projects.
Telehealth Research across the Community (TRAC)
Funding Body: WA State Health Research Advisory Council (SHRAC) ($140,000); Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing ($250,000). Project Description: Silver Chain’s analysis of its clients’ hospital admissions show that clients with diagnoses of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or heart failure (CHF) are frequently admitted to hospital and identified as the frequent flyers of hospital usage (Smith & Lewin, 2008).
Home Independence Program RCT
This project aims to determine whether a new paradigm for providing home care services achieves better outcomes and is more cost effective than home care as currently provided.
The Skin Tear Audit Research (STAR) Project is a collaboration between Silver Chain and Curtin University of Technology. It is being conducted to develop a universally acceptable definition and classification of skin tears.
Home Independence Program (HIP) Training Package
This project will modify the existing Home Independence Program (HIP) service model, and develop and deliver a training package to broaden the profile of the workforce delivering HIP