Unspent homecare package funds are continuing to rise. Recent reports indicate a total close to $10,000 of unspent funds per client. This represents $1.6 billion nationwide. Instead of being used to enhance client care or expand homecare provider services, unspent homecare package funds are transferred back to the government. Why is it important to unlock… Read more »
Australians do 42 million hours of unpaid care per week. [i] This National Carers Week we recognise a million reasons to care, in representation of the millions of hours that are spent caring for others. Carers are now turning to technology to discover innovative ways they can support those in need, without the extensive drain… Read more »
The pull towards helping your parents age safely in their own home can be strong. To see them live out their lives in their own environment; give them the comfort of familiar surrounds; and help maintain the relationships they’ve built over many years – sometimes even a lifetime. It’s why so many people want better… Read more »
The 2021 federal budget is a missed opportunity for badly needed aged care reform, writes InteliCare CEO, Jason Waller. With the budget allocation in response to the aged care royal commission in mind, it’s clear that the Australian government has finally found assistive technology to be a critical way to secure the future of our elderly… Read more »
Irene’s family has peace of mind that wouldn’t be possible unless she moved into an aged care facility and lost her independence.
What does the 2021 Federal Budget allocate to Aged Care and Home Care? InteliCare CEO Jason Waller analyses the 2021 Federal Budget’s aged care funding.
It’s not surprising that older Australians are the most likely to experience feelings of loneliness and social isolation. As family members, it can often be assumed that a transition into village living is the answer. But there’s no obvious antidote; loneliness can happen anywhere and there are some creative ways – from bunnies to washing the dishes – that are proven to help with feelings of loneliness.
One of the main concerns we have around new technology is privacy. Am I being watched? Is there some sort of big-brother surveillance in my home (or in my phone)? It’s so common that we thought it was about time to discuss monitoring. What does it mean to be monitored and will I still have my privacy?
It reads like a nightmare: through no fault of her own, an elderly lady with no family finds herself in residential care, stripped of her dignity, liberty and, potentially, her assets. But this is a true story about 87-year-old Queenslander June Smith.