Doctors provided more than 5 million Medicare services in residential aged care facilities last financial year but support is needed to do better, the annual report from Australia’s general practice peak body shows.
A new online interactive tool maps the current and future prevalence of frailty around Australia for the first time.
A research institute at Macquarie University has secured $1.8 million to develop a digital dashboard to help aged care providers monitor quality indicators and improve the health and wellbeing of residents.
An aged care provider in Sydney has teamed up with Australia’s leading falls experts to trial an Australian invention that can predict falls among older people with 75 per cent accuracy.
Technology should be embedded in aged care operations and services and reflected in the quality standards, the sector’s technology peak has told the aged care royal commission.
Australian digital health company PainChek has announced a landmark agreement with an aged care provider in Singapore to use its smartphone pain assessment and monitoring app.
VMCH is the latest aged care provider to announce a roll out of Australian-developed pain assessment technology for residents unable to communicate their pain.
The Morrison Government has announced funding for a national trial of an Australian-developed pain recognition app for aged care residents with dementia.
The aged care sector’s technology body has launched a mentoring initiative to support providers to implement effective information technology systems.
An Australian research team aims to develop a prototype for an affordable, mass-produced telepresence robot that can be used to prevent social isolation among the elderly and keep them in their homes for longer.
Aged care organisations need to focus on change management processes when introducing new technologies to best support all staff, a provider tells Australian Ageing Agenda ahead of their appearance at an upcoming industry conference.
Person-centred organisations and positive culture within the workplace are among the ways to retain and attract the aged care workforce, a technology in aged care has heard.
Organisations and individuals in the aged care sector have been recognised for their outstanding achievements in developing and implementing technology systems at a gala dinner in Adelaide this week.
Aged care organisations need to advocate for provider access to upload documents to residents’ My Health Records, a rural provider has told the sector’s national technology conference.