Resparke - A proven therapeutic dementia care and wellbeing technology

An evidence-based technology solution committed to ongoing research

Australian Catholic University & Uniting NSW ACT

Reducing dementia behaviours and improving staff job satisfaction

Independent research conducted by Australian Catholic University across 64 aged care homes concluded that Resparke had a positive impact in dementia care. Key findings include:

The Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network

Improving mental health of aged care residents
Resparke collaborated with the NSW Primary Health Network to pilot the program across 5 Aged Care homes in the Hunter Region to ascertain the ability of the program to improve the mental health of individuals in residential aged care. Based on the success of the initial program we are now working with 30 PHN-funded Aged Care homed in this region. Key findings include:

ACU pilot study in specialised dementia unit in NZ

Reduction in agitation and verbal behaviours and clinically meaningful reduction of PRNs

Australian Catholic University completed a 5-week pilot study with 22 residents in a New Zealand Care home. 

Most of the participants had severe cognitive impairments (73%) and psychiatric comorbidities (68%). Residents utilised the program for 2hrs per week and data was collected by qualitative surveys from staff and a quantitative review of medication charts. Key findings presented at the International Dementia Conference 2022 were:

SA Health 2020 Palliative Care Grants Program

Increasing mood, decreasing anxiety and connecting loved ones.
Resparke conducted a palliative care pilot with a multidisciplinary team at Southern Cross Care Pines Lodge residential aged care home in SA funded by SA Health Palliative Care grants.