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Promoting Independence Through quality dementia Care at Home (PITCH)

posted on 2020-06-28, 00:40 authored by Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH)
This study aims to understand the experiences of people living with dementia, their family carers, and care workers regarding home care provided through the Australian government's Home Care Packages Program or Commonwealth Home Support Programme. This project investigates whether upskilling home care workers by a training program improves the experiences of people with dementia living at home, family carers and home care workers. Outcome measures for home care workers, family members, and people living with dementia include quality of life, carer burden, and clinical measures, dementia knowledge and attitudes and competence in care measures, and health economics measures.


Institution name

National Ageing Research Institute (NARI)

Principal contact name

Briony Dow

Principal contact email address

Dataset ID


Available for research?

  • No

Collaborating institutions information

University of Sydney

Number of people/participants


Data source

  • Research

Study or collection type

  • Trial/Intervention

Data collection started

June 2019

Dataset still being added to?

  • Yes