The 2014 Aged Care Services Association (ACSA) National Conference took place in Adelaide last week, with over 1,000 attendees coming together from across the not-for-profit and faith-based aged care sector. We take a look at some of the highlights from the conference, focusing on how aged care providers can keep up the changing nature of aged care.Read more >
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Technology will never stand to replace the human interaction that occupies the very heart of aged care. However, there is a wide-range of information technology and software being exclusively developed for the aged care sector, many of which include residential and home care-specific applications that work together to positively influence the quality of care and support services delivered.Read more >
For many aged care providers, taking advantage of today’s technology-based solutions offer countless benefits; such as the ability to improve efficiencies, streamline processes, enable staff to work smarter and boost productivity, make labour cost savings, reduce compliance and safety risks, enhance the quality of care services, and the list goes on.
Beyond the usual suspects, here are five of the less obvious ways that technology can deliver value to an aged organisation and its staff.Read more >
Home care providers are increasingly looking to technology to ensure their services meet the needs and expectations of care recipients and regulators. In this three part special, we have looked at the benefits of mobile solutions for home care providers, their staff – and in today’s post – their care recipients.Read more >
Mobile technology has revolutionised the way individuals interact with one another, and is now changing the way we work. To highlight the benefits of mobile technology for the home care sector, we’re featuring a three part special on the key features for business, staff and care recipients.
Today we look at the importance of mobile technology in ensuring staff satisfaction through efficient and easy to use processes.Read more >
Every day there are more mobile phones sold than babies born. The mobile market is growing in all spheres and is already revolutionising the aged and home care sector with numerous benefits to providers.
Today we take a look at how mobile software can help home care providers from a business perspective; but make sure to stay tuned as we discuss the benefits from both a staffing and a care recipient perspective over the coming weeks.Read more >
The seventh annual Information Technology in Aged Care Conference (ITAC) was held in Hobart last week. With the theme, Digital Revolution in Seniors Living – assistive technologies: disruptor or enhancer of services? conference sessions explored the importance of information technology in establishing a sustainable, quality focused aged care environment.Read more >
There is no doubt that increased uptake of ICT can help support the many challenges facing the aged care industry, particularly as the implementation of consumer-directed care (CDC) begins, but there are still multiple challenges facing individual providers and the sector as a whole. However, momentum is beginning to build as advancements such as SaaS, cloud computing and mobile devices help to overcome the main barriers.Read more >
Investing in software is based on the knowledge of the significant benefits the solution can provide to help your organisation. However, as staff leave and new staff come on board the domain knowledge of the software solution you have implemented becomes diluted across your organisation. In this post, we discuss why aged care providers must have a strategy in place for continued, comprehensive end-user software training to ensure you get the most out of your IT investment.Read more >
Investing in the right electronic medication management system can make all the difference for residential aged care providers. When implemented properly, an electronic medication management system can help achieve immediate and substantial reductions in preventable medication errors, as well as organisation-wide efficiencies.
However, with a range of medication management software providers in the market, how do you decide which one is going to be the right fit for your organisation? To help you better evaluate the products in the market, we’ve come up with 9 essential questions to ask.Read more >