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Behind the times

Verso’s Matthew Purtell speaks to Darragh O Keeffe about whether community care is being left in a technological desert. In technological terms, if residential care has just discovered email, then community care recently started using the typewriter. While there are ...

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Next gen care goes online

Internet capacity, not patient reluctance, is the main barrier to assistive technology in home care for the aged. The roll out of the national broadband network can’t come fast enough for organisations providing in-home monitoring and care to older people. ...

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Device for people with dementia expands

Victoria follows WA and NSW in trialling innovative project for people with dementia. An innovative device that allows people living with dementia the freedom to walk independently is being piloted in Victoria. The Safe2Walk project is a 12 month pilot ...

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Join the club

From Facebook to You Tube, residents are using technology to connect to family and friends, and in the process, reduce isolation and empower themselves. Beverley Head reports. When Bonnie Jones’s son gave her a computer five years ago, he didn’t ...

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IT industry gives Connect Care a thumbs up

Innovative aged care IT project wins national award. A ground-breaking project which helps people in aged care facilities stay connected to their families and communities has won recognition at a national IT industry awards event. Connect Care, previously reported in ...

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Friend or foe?

Roundtable discusses ethical issues of using IT in aged care. What is the role of assistive devices, such as remote monitoring systems, in aged care? What are the implications of the use of technology for patients, aged care professionals and ...

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We’ve only just begun

New research reveals we’ve a long way to go when it comes to IT in aged care. Remote aged care facilities are utilising the virtual world to help reduce the social isolation of their residents. Using common video conferencing technology ...

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