ROSA teams up with Bolton Clarke to enhance aged care research and innovation

01 Jul 2024
ROSA teams up with Bolton Clarke to enhance aged care research and innovation

The Registry of Senior Australians (ROSA) at SAHMRI has partnered with Australia’s largest independent not-for-profit aged care provider, Bolton Clarke, to improve the delivery of aged care services nationwide.

For the past seven years, ROSA has been guided by a collaboration bringing together various prestigious institutions representing academic, clinical, aged care, data integrating authorities and consumer advocacy. 

Bolton Clarke now joins as the tenth member of the leadership group, with a four-year commitment supporting ROSA’s strategic direction and expanding research priorities, bringing a wealth of experience in delivering care and conducting research in residential aged care, home support, and retirement living settings.

ROSA Director, Professor Maria Inacio, says the collaboration will significantly aid in boosting planning, governance, and the research strategy direction of ROSA to better support Australia’s aged care population.

“We’re delighted to join forces with Bolton Clarke as we enter the next phase of our maturity as a nationally leading aged care research centre,” Prof Inacio said.

“Incorporating their insights and experiences will allow us to further enhance our work and research translation efforts, so that together we can better inform aged care practices and service delivery to improve the quality of care provided to older people.”

Bolton Clarke’s Head of Research, Professor Judy Lowthian, has been appointed as the ROSA Steering Committee representative. The committee is responsible for advising on ROSA’s overall research model, strategic plan and ongoing operations.

“For more than 20 years the Bolton Clarke Research Institute has been working with national and international partners to conduct and translate research into solutions that make a difference for older people,” Judy said.

“We look forward to collaborating with ROSA to help ensure the vision of improving the quality of ageing and aged care services nationally through robust research that will help people age positively and lead meaningful lives.”

With RSL Queensland and the Royal District Nursing Service at the heart of its DNA, Bolton Clarke has been caring for Australians since 1885. Today the organization supports 130,000 people to live independently at home and across 38 retirement living communities and 88 residential aged care homes.

Bolton Clarke joins ROSA’s existing aged care provider partners Silverchain and ECH Inc, ensuring ROSA’s research continues to be comprehensively informed by those working directly in the sector.

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