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Are Vision and Environmental factors adequately addressed in low level residential aged care facilities?

K Moore, E Lamoureux, K Keith, E Fenwick, K Borschmann, X Lin, M Klaic

Published : 2009

Abstract

Introduction The ENvironment and Vision Optimisation in Residential Care (EnVORC) project was a collaborative project between the National Ageing Research Institute, the Centre for Eye Research Australia and three low-level residential aged care facilities in Victoria. Method Participating residents underwent a comprehensive assessment of vision, depression, cognitive impairment and function. Their bedrooms and ensuites were also assessed to determine the extent of environmental factors influencing function and quality of life in this setting. The research team collaborated with each facility to discuss avenues for addressing identified vision and environmental issues at a facility wide, a..

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