Clusters of universally designed communities serviced by home care providers and supported by assistive technologies could be a new model for aged services in rural and remote areas, says an executive who has explored international approaches.
When it comes to the use of assistive technologies to support independent living, Australia is lagging behind internationally, but current reforms could change this, a leading expert says.
He’s a biomedical engineer and inventor, an academic and mentor but these days ehealthcare guru, Dr Kevin Doughty is part educator, part evangelist for the vital role of telehealth and telecare in keeping people well. And he is in Australia next month.
Aged care providers can now apply to receive funding for telehealth pilots, as World Health Day promotes global healthy ageing and social inclusiveness.
Research backs Australia’s high tech invention, which aims to vastly improve continence care.
Rehabiliation, positive ageing and aged care ‘should’ go hand in hand. Associate Professor gives us a taste of why the sector should place a stronger focus on rehab services.
A new report released today says healthcare needs to be proactive, not reactive in the future.
An economist, an engineer and the CEO of a community care provider all want the PC, and hence the government, to look at the emerging field of gerontechnology before it’s too late.
The assistive technology demonstrator in Ipswich is open to health professionals and family carers.