The HOMeCARE study is the first trial in the world to combine a robust, targeted exercise program for older adults living at home with dementia with Mindfulness training for their caregiver. We aim to support the complex needs of both carer and cared-for pairs through improving exercise performance and stress reduction, delivered through an online based health coaching system.
Through this study, we are focusing on 2 critical risk factors for institutionalisation:
- Caregiver stress, and
- Functional mobility impairment
The second aim of this study is to translate this knowledge by distributing the HOMeCARE program through various platforms including a dedicated website, iOS App, and training workshops for consumers, advocacy groups, and aged care service providers.