Walking sticks that map a person’s location and movements, smart bottles that dispense exactly the right dose of medication at exactly the right time. Welcome to the internet of things in aged care.
The home care sector has been “patchy” in adapting to the shift towards greater consumer control and many providers are resisting it, says the head of Australia’s peak advocacy body for older Australians.
Virtual reality technology is offering exciting new opportunities for dementia patients, the aged and those with low vision.
The use of Nanny Cams raises serious legal issues for home care services, says a legal specialist who believes it’s time for providers to develop guidelines on the issue.
Australia’s aged care service organisations have joined forces with the federal government’s digital health agency to contact members and highlight the benefits of the expansion of My Health Record to an opt-out program.
Aged care minister Ken Wyatt has written to home care providers reminding them they will be required to participate in a pricing comparison table on the My Aged Care website from mid next year.
Community provider 3Bridges has been named as a finalist in the HESTA national aged care awards for a new model of dementia support it’s piloting in Sydney.
Professor Christopher Rowe talks to CCR about his vision for the new Australian Dementia Network
The federal government hopes to have a new system ready by June next year which will allow health professionals to send referrals directly from their own clinical systems to My Aged Care.