Aged care providers that have successfully translated new concepts into services or implemented new business models are being called upon to share their experiences.
Aged care industry initiative innovAGEING has announced the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and professional services firm KPMG as foundation partners to help drive innovation in the sector.
An intergenerational program connecting kindergarten children with aged care residents, a workforce initiative and a specialist dialysis program are among the projects recognised in nominations for the HESTA Aged Care Awards.
A national innovation network for Australia’s aged care industry has been launched this week.
Health and aged care organisations are lagging behind when it comes to innovation and many are doing less in the area than they think they are.
Support for home care providers to prioritise innovation; update on digital health strategy; understanding the future of work.
Radiotherapy treatments that aim to improve access and accuracy and smartphone-based artificial intelligence software that narrates the physical world to the blind in real-time are among the innovations winning at this year’s Tech23 event.
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.
Look to others outside of the aged care sector for technological inspiration then personalise their ideas, advised Feros Care, which held an event to help providers on their technology journey.
We have found that the more creatively engaged residential aged care staff become, the benefits flow on to the bottom line with improved organisational business performance, writes Dr Maggie Haertsch.
At a time in Australia when there are staggeringly high rates of loneliness in seniors in both residential and community care, we need to pay attention to what we mean by care and refocus our attention on the experience of living as we age, writes Dr Maggie Haertsch.
The Hub trial will help to lighten the unnecessary administrative burden on aged care staff, so providers can put a greater focus on the safety and wellbeing of care recipients, writes Kevin Andrews.
Along with $100,000 in grants, a new initiative will provide $40,000 in mentoring to nurture innovators and their big ideas about ageing.
In the consumer-led aged services environment, reputation will “make or break” aged care organisations, a leading management consultant has said.