We are proud to be partnering with the University of South Australia, the Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre and Hartmann Australia. If you’d like more information, please email the team.
University of South Australia
Helping Hand greatly values the longstanding relationship (over 20 years) with the University of South Australia. Both organisations understand the benefits of pooling knowledge to conduct research and innovative projects. Many of these projects have challenged thinking and practice within the aged care industry and explored new and better ways of supporting older people to remain healthy, active members of the community.
Partnership Centre for Cognitive and Relational Functional Decline
Helping Hand is partnering with leading health organisations from across Australia in the fight against one of the country’s biggest health priorities, dementia. The first of its kind in Australia, the Partnership Centre (established by the National Health and Medical Research Council), will drive research over the next five years targeting dementia, the third leading cause of death in older Australians. Focussing on the theme ‘Dealing with Cognitive and Related Functional Decline in the Elderly’, the partnership sees Helping Hand come together with a select group of government, academic, not for profit and corporate stakeholders.
Helping Hand partnered with Hartmann Australia to undertake research related to continence management. This research resulted in a change in the provision of continence aids as well as other impacts such as improved staff training, changes to continence systems and updated aged care processes for Hartmann.