As part of the 2011/12 Budget, the Western Australian Government announced substantial reforms and improved access to healthcare for all residents in the southern inland area of Western Australia.
The State Government’s Royalties for Regions program funded a half-billion dollar investment for the Country Health Innovation Residential Aged and Dementia Care Program (formerly the Southern Inland Health Initiative (SIHI) Program) and from 1 July 2011, this enabled commencement of a five year capital works program and a four year health workforce and health services improvement program.
About this survey
This survey asks important questions about your views of growing older or ageing in your community and will help us understand what are the barriers and increased opportunities for people to ‘age in place’ within their local community.
The target demographic for this survey is people aged over 65 years of age, or Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people over 50 years of age, that live in the communities of Beverley, Boddington, Cunderdin, Kojonup, Manjimup, Mingenew, Mullewa, Northampton and Wagin.
The survey is also open to people in this age bracket that may have close ties to these towns, but may not live within the boundaries. For example, if you complete your regular grocery shopping, attend a medical practitioner or participate in other regular social or community activities in one of these towns, we welcome your contribution to this survey.
We expect the survey to take approximately 20 minutes to complete. We ask that the survey be completed once only. If you would like some help to answer these questions, we can assist you.
Rural Health West has been engaged by the WA Country Health Service to collect responses to this survey. We will collect a series of personal data, but not your names and as such, your responses cannot be traced back to you in any way. We will use your answers to help us plan and evaluate services in your area, learn more about what’s happening in your community and to improve how we collect information.
The information we collect may be provided to other agencies (for example to your local Shire or Duke University) which may also assist them to understand and plan for your needs or to undertake quality activities. Any information released will not be able to be traced back to you in any way.
Some questions in this survey have been based on the WA Health and Wellbeing Surveillance System survey and we gratefully acknowledge the Epidemiology Department, Department of Health. We also acknowledge Duke University for their permission to use the Duke Health Profile-8.
If you have any questions about this survey, please do not hesitate to contact Rural Health West on 08 6389 4500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and quote the reference – CHI Residential Aged and Dementia Care Program Evaluation Project.