Information and communications technology provider Ascom has launched a new device that allows aged care organisations to use their existing Wi-Fi networks.
Assistive technology specialist mCare Digital has released a new personal emergency alarm system.
An ageing population with a desire to remain at home is driving developments in assistive living technology.
The professional organisation for Australia’s general practitioners is seeking feedback on a draft set of voluntary standards for residential aged care facilities to improve the primary care of residents.
A cloud-based clinical care system is allowing frontline staff to spend less time on paperwork and more time with aged care residents, a provider CEO has told an industry conference.
A Queensland University of Technology project has secured $1.9 million to roll out a tailored staff training program in 12 aged care facilities that aims to the reduce unnecessary hospitalisations of residents.
Staff of the contractor managing a Gold Coast facility discussed its potential withdrawal and the option of calling emergency services prior to the evacuation of residents, the royal commission has heard.
The aged care regulator is taking steps to ensure the wellbeing and safety of all former residents of a Gold Coast facility that closed unexpectedly and has commenced an audit of the provider’s regulatory compliance.
Smart beds could revolutionise care in Australian aged care homes, and may eventually form part of a web of monitoring devices that will provide constant updates on residents and send alerts the second they need help.
A South Australian-developed app can help detect early-stage Parkinson’s disease through the use of artificial intelligence.
Aged care providers need to be open about the end-of-life services they can and can’t provide and refer elsewhere when necessary, writes Larissa McIntyre.
An elevated aged care cleaning profession can better serve residents and other facility staff, writes Errol Goldberg.
Transparency and partnerships are the future of aged care, writes Marlon Giuliani.
A new phone and online resource providing information about telecommunications products that are suitable for people with particular mobility, sensory, memory or cognitive conditions is now available.