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Technology is for now, not the future

Aged care isn’t just about caring for a client but keeping them invigorated, independent and actively participating in their communities, writes Jennene Buckley from Feros Care As this article goes to print Feros Care will be reaching a new milestone ...

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Broadband to help palliative care

The national network aims to give people the choice to spend their final days, or months, at home. Beverley Head reports. Aged and palliative care are two of the key focus areas for a $20.6 million pilot program announced by ...

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The bush telegraph goes online

Video-conferencing is reducing social isolation for a group of community care clients taking part in a trial in Victoria, reports Darragh O Keeffe. Whenever he was having a bad day, Rod would spend most of his time in the lounge ...

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NBN to revolutionise care, industry told

The national broadband network will be a great boost to aged care, say technology experts, who advise operators to prepare now with existing devices. Beverley Head reports. Aged care providers that want to compete more effectively need to significantly increase ...

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Banding together for bandwidth

Four years ago a trial sought to facilitate technology solutions among small facilities by providing key applications on a cloud. Darragh O Keeffe reports on the outcomes. Like so many other small, stand-alone aged care facilities across Australia, the management ...

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Internet good for older people: study

New research examines the relationship between internet use and psychological wellness in older people Adults aged over 60 who use the internet are better adjusted psychologically than older adults who do not, a new study has found. Dr Genevieve Johnson, ...

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Healing process captured online

A computerised wound care system is significantly reducing costs for nursing staff in Victoria, writes Beverley Head. More than a quarter of a million older Australians are treated each year for chronic wounds. Besides the obvious health implications, treating wounds ...

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