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
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.
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