Designing an age-friendly, rural, multidisciplinary primary care model

You are invited to take part in a research project, Designing an age-friendly, rural, multidisciplinary primary care model using the Indigo 4Ms Framework.

The Indigo 4Ms Framework (I4M) includes four elements that, when addressed together, can improve care outcomes for older people:

• What matters to older people

• Medication

• Mental health

• Mobility

The research project is aiming to explore if, and how the Indigo 4Ms Framework can be successfully used to develop integrated models of care for older people in the Upper Hume region.

We are seeking the consumers ( >65) voice to share their experiences about how older people and carers experience health care within the region and to help build a new model of care.

If you agree to participate, you will be asked to attend and contribute to a series of 5 workshops, which will be scheduled over a 1.5-year period. These workshops will last approximately 3 hours each (15 hours total) and be conducted at the Cube, Wodonga. The group workshops will include health professionals and a diverse range of consumers.

This research has been funded by the Department of Health – Community Grants Hub and will be conducted by researchers from La Trobe University, Upper Hume Primary Care Partnership and Beechworth Health. It does not form part of a student project.

Please contact Liz- Project Officer if interested in participating

elizabeth.ibrom@beechworthhealth.org.au

03 5728 0237