VIDEO: Governments should incentivise organisations to innovate technology that helps seniors live independently at home then reimburse them for using it, according to an international aged services CEO.
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If an aged care provider cannot deliver the smart solutions its clients or representatives want as part of a rounded service they are going to miss out, says an international expert.
AUDIO: Improved quality and access to care for consumers and increased productivity for clinicians, are among the positive impact digital health is already having on home care in Canada.
VIDEO: From the need for an ageing plan for Australia to the importance of standing up for disadvantaged clients, aged care leaders discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the sector.
AUDIO: AAA meets the designer behind a state of the art facility in Aalborg, Denmark which is utilising technology and public spaces to revolutionise the concept of an aged care facility.
Newcomer Alexys Australia showed off its range of Questek compatible nurse call technology in a soft launch of operations at the recent ACSA/IAHSA Joint International Conference in Perth and shared news about its new developments.
AUDIO: Aged care providers have been encouraged to evaluate and document the technology they implement and share the lessons learned with their counterparts.
Mitch Fifield tells providers the government plans to end ACAR in residential aged care, wants a “more sophisticated” definition of quality in aged care, and expects the reform roadmap to be completed by the end of the year.
With the deregulation of aged care and sister sectors such as disability services, organisations are becoming increasingly commercially competitive and entering non-traditional spaces to find new clients, says consultant Robert Lippiatt.
The large number of migrant workers in the frontline aged care workforce who come from countries with less progressive attitudes may present a challenge to the implementation of the national gay and lesbian aged care strategy, former High Court justice Michael Kirby has said.
Aged services will need to collaborate with housing providers and technology innovators to create the accommodation desired by seniors, the head of a major US service provider will tell Australian organisations.