Evaluation of the Trial of an Integrated Model of Care for Responding to Suspected Elder Abuse

Evaluation of the Trial of an Integrated Model of Care for Responding to Suspected Elder Abuse

The Department of Health and Human Services (the ‘Department’) engaged HealthConsult to undertake an evaluation of the Trial of an Integrated Model of Care for Responding to Suspected Elder Abuse (the ‘Integrated Model of Care Trial’).  The Integrated Model of Care is being trialled at five Victorian health services and consists of four key components: Liaison Officer; workforce training; counselling and mediation services; and, Elder Abuse Prevention Networks (EAPNs).  The mixed method evaluation design includes data collection at baseline, midpoint and at the end of the trial period.  The project commenced in November 2017 and is due for completion in April 2019.