Technology with Aged-Care

YUE CAO According to the report, by 2012 over 222,000 people received permanent residential aged care services with over 2,700 residential aged care facilities in operation nationally (Buttrose, 2013).

In Australia, the society could be judged by how it treats its elderly. Responsibilities are taken by both health and aged care in the community. (Saltarelli, 2015) As a result, with the development of technology, the providers of Australia’s aged care has been looking for technological platform, assisting the practice of daily health and community care. The aim of achieving continuous service improvement, new systems and software such as online services and managements (which replace the huge amount of documents at workplace)must be required to ensure a higher qualified implementation at the aged care facilities (Seselj, 2016)

 “ageing population, increasing longevity and greater diversity in the care expectations and preferences of residents are placing pressure on the sector. Its capacity to respond is being limited by current business models, homes operating at full or nearly full capacity and a general shortage in the residential aged-care workforce”.

                                                                         —- The Australian National Audit Office

Nowadays, there are some tech-related method that already existed in aged-care that contribute to the elder’s social and emotional wellbeing. First of all, social participation and involvement: the device which is able to connect via email and Skype, allow the participation of a sharing community. Secondly, meaningful occupation by enrolling in an online course to help understand how to set up the computer. Then, a digital mode control over daily life such as online banking; shopping and online booking for requirements (Hasan, 2016).

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On the other hand, digital technology will play an important roll to transform aged care into the future. According to CSIRO, through to 2035, more workers will need to be digitally literate because of the explosion in new technologies such as automated systems and artificial intelligence. Those process will eventually replace the traditional labour-intense occupation in order to achieve the increasing demand of caring and interpersonal skills. For example: wireless projection, sensor system and automated alarm call (Bastian, 2016).

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To conclude, personally speaking, i find that it has been really thoughtful due to the fact of people put more and more effort on involve caring to occupation, which prove the idea of how love will be changed in the future.

 

 

 

 

Reference:

 

Buttrose, I, Quality of Residential Aged Care:the consumer perspective, viewed 14 Sep, 2016,

<https://www.fightdementia.org.au/sites/default/files/NATIONAL/documents/Alzheimers-Australia-Numbered-Publication-37.pdf >

 

Saltarelli, L, 2015, Aged Care response a true test of society’s caring, The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 August, pp.4-5

 

Bastian,D, 2016, Aged care skills and digital literacy important in future workforce report, viewed 18 Sep, 2016

<http://www.agedcareinsite.com.au/2016/03/aged-care-skills-and-digital-literacy-important-in-future-workforce-report/&gt;

 

Hasan, H, 2016, Option: Nurture senior’s tech skills for everyone’s gain, viewed 15 Sep, 2016

<http://www.agedcareinsite.com.au/2016/06/why-and-how-we-should-nurture-tech-skills-in-seniors/&gt;

 

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