Study into the wellbeing of older people

An older gentleman and a middle-aged woman are sitting at a wooden dining table indoors, with the woman showing the man something on a tablet. The room is bright with natural light coming through Venetian blinds. The scene suggests a home environment and could imply a family member assisting with technology.

If you receive residential care or a Home Care Package and are aged 65 years or over, you are invited to participate in a study which aims to improve your:

  • overall wellbeing
  • social activities.

The study is part of an evaluation of the Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme (ACVVS), being conducted by Monash University and the department.

The Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme involves volunteers visiting older people to provide friendship and companionship.

Whether you are involved in the program or not, we highly value your participation in our research.

Your answers will be kept confidential and you will not be named or identified in any results from this evaluation. The study has been approved by the Monash University Human Ethics Committee.

To participate:

The survey should take around 25 minutes to complete and will include questions about yourself, including feelings of loneliness.

Your involvement will help improve the effectiveness of the ACVVS and enhance the quality of life for older people by reducing social isolation and loneliness.

Find out more about the Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme on our website.

Let's change aged care, together

Every Australian should feel confident about accessing high quality and safe aged care, when and where they need it.

The changes mean older Australians will have greater choice and control, services that respect and meet their needs, and support to stay independent as they age.

To find out more and help design the changes, visit the Get Involved page or call 1800 318 209.

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The Department of Health and Aged Care acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to elders both past and present.