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QUALITY OF LIFE 
AGED CARE CONSUMERS
WHAT DOES A GOOD QUALITY OF LIFE LOOK LIKE FOR OLDER AUSTRALIANS?

The QOL-ACC was developed from the ground up with older Australians receiving aged care services and aged care providers. The instrument includes both health-related and psychosocial aspects of quality of life.

The QOL-ACC is short – just six items - and easy to complete.

Self-complete is preferred where possible. However, if older adults are unable to self-complete, due to cognitive impairment for example, then a family member can complete the proxy version of the QOL-ACC. If older adults need more assistance to complete the QOL-ACC, the interviewer-facilitated version of the QOL-ACC can be used.

OUR RESEARCHERS TALK ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT OF QOL-ACC
FLINDERS                     CHANNEL
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Caring Futures Institute: Quality of Life Aged Care Consumers Measure (QOL-ACC)

Dr Claire Hutchinson, Senior Research Fellow, at Flinders University's Caring Futures Institute introduces the Quality of Life Aged Care Consumers Measure (QOL-ACC) that helps aged care providers demonstrate the impacts of their services and supports.

Caring Futures Institute: Quality of Life Aged Care Consumers Measure (QOL-ACC) 2

The Caring Futures Institute’s Professor of Health and Social Care Economics, Julie Ratcliffe, explores the collaborative approach adopted to the development of the QOL-ACC by our interdisciplinary research team, aged care providers and consumers.

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Over 1400+ older
Australians
participating

1400+

QOL-ACC RESEARCH IS FUNDED BY

An Australian Research Council Linkage Grant (LP170100664)

Financial contributions from our Founding Partners

A Caring Futures Institute Research Development Grant

The Australian Association of Gerontology Hal Kendig Research Development Grant

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