A growing number of tech-savvy seniors is using the internet to reduce the impact of social isolation, according to a survey commissioned by nbn, the company building the national broadband network.
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It’s been a busy year in aged care news. Here are the 10 most read stories on Australian Ageing Agenda online during 2014.
New thinking and new transformational models of service delivery are critical to providing aged care services in the future, says Jennene Buckley, whose organisation, Feros Care, won the top award at the HESTA Aged Care Awards last night.
Telehealth and the NBN have long been expected to revolutionise home-based healthcare in Australia. But could a scaled down version of the NBN affect that? Natasha Egan reports.
Allied health provider, HealthStrong, has just launched a new telehealth subsidiary company, forging ahead with plans to provide its services via video conferences to facilities in rural and remote locations.
A new telehealth solution has been launched that allows high quality multi-user video consultations with any health professional who has broadband, and also monitors the patient’s vital signs in their own home.
Aged care providers can now apply to receive funding for telehealth pilots, as World Health Day promotes global healthy ageing and social inclusiveness.
The government has put up another $20 million for trials of telehealth in the home, but only if they tie in with the National Broadband Network rollout.
Robots are polishing up their micro-processors ready to march on aged care. But can they ever replace the human touch? Find out at a forum this Friday.
Organisers of the Information Technology in Aged Care Conference are calling for new submissions from those interested in presenting at the 2012 event.