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.
As health and aged care provision becomes increasingly connected, network visibility is the key to enabling IT teams to see and respond to threats, writes Keith Bromley.
Big data and wearables top the technologies set to transform aged care and all providers should be investing in innovation in this space, according to an aged care executive.
Ageing in place at home is giving way to ageing in place anywhere, thanks to the emergence of a new wave of assistive technology and so-called mobile health, says a leading expert.
Benetas has launched its online learning system where staff access training content and take responsibility for their professional development, as part of a new organisation-wide approach to learning.
CASE STUDY: A not-for-profit aged care provider with six residential facilities across Australia and New Zealand says it expects to reduce travel costs by 30 per cent after adopting a videoconferencing solution.