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Lungurra Ngoora - a pilot model of care for aged and disabled in a remote Aboriginal community – can it work?

by LoGiudice DC, Smith K, Shadforth G, Lindeman CE, Atkinson D, Schaper F, Lautenschlager N, Murphy R, Flicker L

Online journal article
Year 2012
Journal Rural and Remote Health
Volume 12
Last update 24 December 2012
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Abstract

This study explored the development and implementation of a locally designed community service model of care for older people, and people with disability and/or mental health problems in remote Aboriginal Australia.

Based on extensive community consultation with older people, families, carers, community members and stakeholders, a model of care was developed to address unmet needs for the target population and their carers in the remote community of Looma, in the Kimberley region of Australia. The model was implemented and evaluated over 12 months.

The Lungurra Ngoora community care service model pilot project demonstrated a successful collaborative service model that addressed the care needs of older persons, those with disability and mental illness, and their carers in this remote community. The developmental approach, and model structure, could serve as a template for future delivery of services in remote Aboriginal communities.

Abstract adapted from Rural and Remote Health

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  • Lungurra ngoora services

    Lungurra ngoora services, formerly the Looma aged and disabilty project, is based on research undertaken by the University of Western Australia (UWA) that examined the gaps in aged and disability services for Indigenous people in remote Western Australia (WA).

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