Are Residential Aged Care Facilities NDIS Ready? – Aged Care Nurses Survey


Are Residential Aged Care Facilities NDIS Ready? The perceptions of residential aged care staff caring for people under 65 with communication and mealtime support needs.

Are you currently working in, or have you worked in, a residential aged care facility where people under 65 live?

The Australian Catholic University is conducting a research project to investigate the role of residential aged care (RAC) staff in supporting residents under the age of 65, including those with communication and/or mealtime support needs (e.g., food/fluid diet modification due to swallowing impairment, staff assistance, social interaction etc.), to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Care managers and nursing staff working in a facility which accommodate these specific residents are invited to participate in an online questionnaire and follow-up interviews. This research is being conducted by a 4th year ACU speech pathology honours student, and supervised by ACU academic staff in the School of Allied Health.

Please click on the following link to complete the questionnaire. The questionnaire will take approximately 15-25 minutes to complete:

On completion of the questionnaire, you will be asked if you would like to participate in an interview in-person or via telephone. The ACU are eager to learn more about your thoughts and experiences of the NDIS and would appreciate your involvement.

This project has ethical approval from the Australian Catholic University Human Ethics Committee (2017-326E). Here is a link to confirm ethical approval for this project:

If you have any questions regarding this study, please contact Emily Burke via email on


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