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
QOL-ACC User Guide companion video
In this QOL-ACC User Guide companion video, Dr Claire Hutchinson provides background information and guidance on using, administering, scoring and interpreting the QOL-ACC. She also details some important resources that can be used to improve quality of life in aged care.
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.
Over 1400+ older
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