Viewing data from Foxtel shows that on average adults over the age of 65 are spending approximately 38 hours per week watching TV. So it’s important that residents have a wide range of content to choose from. With Foxtel, there are over 90 live channels of premium movies, sport, entertainment, factuals, news and music.
Justin Wilshaw, Head of Hospitality & Lifestyle at Estia Health, says, “The residents love to watch old movies and shows so the FOX Classics channel is a favourite and the documentaries also seem to go down well, especially if it’s about a place they’ve visited themselves as it brings all the old memories back.”
Bob, a resident at Arcare Seven Hills who recently reviewed Write Around the World: Italy on FOX DOCOS agrees, “I’ve got Alzheimer’s, and by seeing this show about Italy – where I have been about 10 times – brought back a lot of good memories about my time there.”
Interestingly, Foxtel data has also shown that subscription TV accounts for 80 per cent of viewing during the early hours of the morning (2-5am) amongst the 80-plus age group. The sleeping habits of people can change as they get older so having quality programming available 24-hours a day is vital for residents.
And with the Business iQ, Foxtel’s entire Video On Demand library including 1,000-plus movies is now available so they really can watch what they want, when they want.
Keep residents updated with on-screen information
As well as a great range of entertainment, the Business iQ also acts as an information portal to help keep residents informed. Aged care facilities and retirement villages can add their logo and imagery to the platform as well as promote village activities and services.
Whether it’s adding the weekly dining menu to the TV or providing information about the in-house hair salon, the Business iQ ensures residents are kept up-to-date with what’s happening in their home.
The system can enable the provider to insert their own content, such as foreign language channels or seniors’ exercise channels and a built-in messaging service also allows providers to deliver messages on-screen to individuals or groups – a useful tool to provide reminders to the residents or quickly communicate useful information.
The Business iQ is constantly evolving, whether that’s the wide selection of channels and programming available on the platform or the technology that is remotely updated. Foxtel uses cloud technology to upgrade the software automatically and the Business iQ comes with lifetime warranty for both the hardware and software. This means that once the Business iQ is installed, there won’t have to be future costly upgrades.
For more information about the Foxtel Business iQ system, visit www.foxtel.com.au/biqh