23 - 24 July, 2019 | Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, VIC

Suzanne Nelmes

Clinical Governance Coordinator
BlueCross Sapphire Care

10:30 AM PANEL DISCUSSION: How the Power of Technology Can Revolutionise the Aged Care Sector

In an era where technology and IoT is revolutionising entire industries, it’s time we placed greater emphasis on the sophistication of IT systems in the aged care sector. This panel will explore innovative ways technology can be applied to improve quality of living for Australia’s aging population and support businesses to deliver contemporary services:

  • Using an online simulated training program to upskill and support carers in residential aged care
  • Smart home sensors as daily aids for older Australians living in aged care and retirement communities
  • IoT and wearable devices – from wrist bands to customisable and purpose-built smart watches – to enable accurate real-time monitoring of senior’s wellbeing around the clock
  • Telehealth – improving quality of life for residents and supporting carers in remote areas
  • Financial implications of investing in the latest end-user technology across your service line


4:20 PM CASE STUDY: A Virtual World and a Colony of Therapeutic Seals: The Benefits of Technology when Connecting with Residents Living in Aged Care

This presentation discusses how technologies including virtual reality, PARO the robotic therapeutic seal and IPods for personalised music have been successfully introduced in residential aged care. The benefits to residents include improvement to mood and wellbeing, reductions in anxiety, successful interventions for residents experiencing changed behaviours and opportunities for recreation and leisure.

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Suzanne.

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