A majority of Australian seniors are using digital devices to manage their health, signalling a critical role for consumer-focused technologies in aged care, new report finds.
Tablets and smart TVs will facilitate internet access for residents as provider updates ICT infrastructure to improve care and quality of life.
Some existing clients have not been assigned a home care package following the updates to My Aged Care over the weekend, as the department confirms manual data work is underway to fix the issues.
Today’s merger means that aged care technology vendors can be more proactive in responding to the impact of reforms in the sector, peak body president tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
My Aged Care will be offline for 65 hours from 3pm today for a major system upgrade to support the landmark home care reforms that come into effect on Monday.
Aged care workers will soon be able to play a video game on their computer, tablet or smart phone to improve knowledge and skills in safety and minimise risk in the workplace.
A new study is investigating the impact socialisation robots have on the wellbeing of aged care residents with dementia and the staff providing the therapy.
A visiting US aged care technology expert is seeking input from CIOs and other aged care leaders with experience adopting health information technology in residential facilities to inform an international study.
The Australian Medical Association has called on the Commonwealth Government to urgently improve access to fast and reliable internet in rural, regional and remote Australia.
An increase in transactions, storage of consumer information and mobility solutions are all posing new fraud risks for aged care organisations, sector advisors have warned.
An aged care provider’s website that enables clients to customise their home care package has taken out top honours at the sector’s annual technology awards last night.
Aged care facilities can utilise emerging hardware and software to drive improved business and care outcomes, but this requires investment in infrastructure, writes Paul Craven.
A team from Flinders University has been appointed to undertake the scoping study for a national technology roadmap for the aged care sector.
Worker safety features including the capability to issue a silent SOS alert are among the additions to the latest wearable device, following requests from aged care providers.