NARI and ACH Group to cooperate on research
The National Institute of Aging Research (NARI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with South Australian provider ACH Group to jointly pursue research, training and promotion of excellence in the field of aging and care to the elderly.
NARI has been responsible for a number of research and training initiatives designed to improve the lives of aging Australians, including the Moving Pictures series of twelve short films in Italian, Greek, Vietnamese and Spanish designed to raise awareness of dementia. See one of the films:
NARI’s acting director, Associate Professor Frances Batchelor, said the partnership will be invaluable to both organizations, fostering the highest quality research and service delivery.
“By working closely with an elderly care organization like ACH Group, NARI will be able to integrate our research into daily practice. This way, evidence-based interventions can be rolled out directly into homes of care and services, and we can make positive changes,” said Associate Professor Batchelor.
“Building relationships with industry bodies enables vital progress to be made, with input and consideration from those who are at the heart of our work – older people and their caregivers. This new agreement will help us pursue our strategic approach to knowledge transfer, education, training and development of health professionals.
With NARI and ACH Group Focused on a consumer-centric approach, the partnership will provide opportunities for new research, funding and workforce capacity building, benefiting both parties and, most importantly, the seniors they support.
“ACH Group has recently developed a research and development strategy, and our new alliance with NARI will reinforce our strong commitment to being evidence-based and data-informed,” said ACH Group CEO Frank Weits.
“ACH Group is passionate about reimaging aged care, including developing new models, technologies and innovations to meet the changing needs of our customers.
“This collaboration will help ACH Group make practical changes that will have a lasting positive impact on residents, home care clients and caregivers.”
NARI says this agreement will help bring about much-needed improvements in aged care services, by combining NARI’s research base and expertise with the practical parameters of ACH Group, to evolve and transform the delivery of services to people. elderly and for the elderly.
“Through our connection with ACH Group, NARI will be able to work closely with older people, their families and carers to understand what is important to them and what really works. We look forward to creating lasting change for older people,” said Associate Professor Batchelor.