Technology company Swift Networks has announced a five-year partnership with non-profit Sydney-based provider Our Lady of Consolation Aged Care and Services to enhance communications for aged care residents and families.

The deal involves an upgrade of the existing Web2TV system to Swift Broadcast at Our Lady of Consolation Aged Care and Services’ sites.

The not-for-profit organisation operates a residential care campus and a centre-based respite service at Rooty Hill in western Sydney. This site is also the administrative centre for its home care and home support services operating across western and north-western Sydney. In total, the organisaiton provides services to over 2,000 people in the region.

Swift Broadcast’s entertainment and engagement platform has been developed specifically for communities including residential aged care and retirement living sites.

The upgrade will enable care teams to keep residents informed of what is coming up or has happened across their facility via their television and an easy-to-use content management system to deliver information, such as menus and upcoming events, and video and picture compilations from activities, for example.

Care teams will also be able to use the Swift’s My Community companion app to connect with families through the sharing of videos, pictures and information about activities happening across the facilities.

Swift chief executive officer Brian Mangano said the organisation aimed to assist its partners to enhance the services they offered to residents.

Brian Mangano

“Our new partnership with OLOC is an example of this, while also reflecting a broader trend we are seeing across the aged care sector, as providers look to enhance the way in which they are communicating and connecting with residents and families, helping to build a sense of inclusion and belonging,” Mr Mangano said in a statement.

Main image: The Swift Broadcast engagement platform

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