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Older Australians embracing smart home tech: new survey

Older Australians aged 55 to 65+ years have embraced smart home devices and become more tech-savvy, according to new statistics.

Hayylo adds valuable industry experience to board with two new members

Hayylo, one of the leading client portal/communication platforms across the Australian aged care, disability and community services industry, has announced new board representation and investment from key groups. 

Australian first digital platform helps older people age their way          

Independent Living Assessment has launched LiveUp, a new free, nationwide, digital-first healthy ageing service aimed at helping Australians age independently.

‘Smart’ operating systems in aged care facilities are proving a godsend, but with tech-enhanced convenience and efficiency comes increased risk

With life becoming more and more dependent upon digitised systems as each year passes, there is much work to be done in securing both personal and nation-wide digital infrastructure. BIANCA ROBERTS looks at what is being done to keep our systems safe.

New project set to enhance telehealth experiences for patients and doctors

A new “Enhanced Telehealth Capabilities” project is set to deliver user-centred and research-based software solutions to enhance telehealth services for the elderly and Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Delivery platform welcomes Govt acceptance of telehealth as permanent part of healthcare delivery

Telehealth will become a permanent fixture of Australia’s healthcare system as the Federal Government has committed $103 million over the next four years to subsidise access to the service through Medicare.

New alliance answers call for smarter seniors tech solutions

A new strategic alliance between a leading global health care services provider and an aged care software developer is looking to capitalise on the growing appetite of Australian seniors to go digital post global pandemic.

Online program helping chronic pain sufferers regulate emotions and reduce flare-ups

Australian researchers have developed a novel online program to help people living with chronic pain better self-regulate and handle negative emotions as well as mitigating painful flare ups.

Researchers are delving into smart technology and looking at just how it will impact homes for seniors

Smart Homes for Seniors, Intelligent Home Solutions for Independent Living is a new multiple university study into what extent smart technology and artificial intelligence will augment aged care in the future. BIANCA ROBERTS spoke to researcher Dr Sarah Pink about the project.

Opal HealthCare digitises payroll and rostering with modern HR tech

One of Australia’s largest aged care providers, Opal Healthcare, now offers a convenient self-service portal for roster management, shift swaps, leave requests and work availability updates for its 9500 team members caring for more than 8000 residents in 80 care homes across NSW, Victoria, Queensland and WA. 

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