IAHSA Chapter Member ACSA revealed a new study at their 2008 Community Care Conference which found that amongst community care package recipients, there was:

  • No deterioration in physical and mental health
  • An increase in cognitive function, social networks were sustained
  • A reduction in carer strain for the study’s rural participants as a result of receiving community care.

The study took place over a one-year period and included 550 randomly selected clients in Victoria.

You can read the full report here