|Journal||Rural and Remote Health|
|Last update||24 December 2012|
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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.
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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