In Australia, NARI leads the way with its translational and applied research in falls and balance, pain and dementia as well as healthy ageing and physical activity.
Some of the most significant and innovative changes in aged care practice over the past 40 years are as a result of the work performed at NARI.
- Memory clinics, which ensure better diagnosis and care of people with dementia.
- Aged Care Assessment Services, which enable better targeted care to those with highest needs resulting in keeping people in the community and out of residential care for as long as possible.
- Leading research in falls prevention and pain diagnosis and management in older people, particularly through the development of evidence-based screening tools and guidelines.