Queensland Government Department of Health
The Queensland Government's Extended Hours Dementia Respite (EHDR) program provides $20 million in funding to community-based organisations to provide respite care for Queenslanders living with dementia or neurodegenerative conditions.
Seven community-based organisations across the state received funding to extend respite service hours and deliver tailored care and client activities.
AHA was appointed to evaluate the program’s achievements in meeting its objectives and outcomes. The evaluation aims to:
AHA has performed expended funding and service delivery calculations for each site and interviewed providers, stakeholders and carers to establish areas of success and areas for improvement with the program implementation.
“Many carers provide support to people living with dementia or neurodegenerative conditions and in some cases this is a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week task. It’s crucial that we have the support and services available to give these deserving individuals a break from their caregiving roles and responsibilities." - Queensland Minister for Health and Ambulance Services