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What the innovAGEING initiative means for Australian aged care

Friday, February 9, 2018   Uncategorised

 

The aged care services industry has grown strongly over the past decade and is expected to continue expanding, mainly due to Australia’s ageing population.

Intergenerational Report predicts that the proportion of Australians aged 65 and over will climb to 25 per cent over the next 40 years.

Currently, aged care is one of Australia’s largest service industries, caring for over one million people via more than 2,000 providers, according to the Aged Care Financing Authority.

To this end, the Turnbull government has announced a new partnership to ensure the sector embraces new technology and innovation as it grows. Let’s take a closer look at innovAGEING.

What is the innovAGEING program? 

innovAGEING is Australia’s first innovation network for aged care services. Essentially, it’s a national commitment to finding appropriate, innovative solutions for the aged care sector.

The Australian Government has just announced they will contribute $400,000 to innovAGEING over the next two years.

How will innovAGEING affect the aged care industry? 

The main objectives of innovAGEING are to improve,

  • The design and delivery of aged care services,
  • Our current business models,
  • Customer service within the industry.
innovAGEING will provide a critical space for aged care professionals and innovators to connect. innovAGEING will provide a critical space for aged care professionals and innovators to connect.

The purpose of innovAGEING is to create forward-thinking solutions to share around the aged care sector and the wider community.

According to Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt, “innovAGEING will establish a national network for the aged care services industry, bringing together progressive thinkers and practitioners.”

“innovAGEING will establish a national network for the aged care services industry.”

“Innovative approaches are fundamental to providing safe, quality, sustainable care in the long term.”

Your first innovative solution – a dedicated aged care cleaning company

Innovation is nothing new to our team at ACW Care. Passionate, dedicated aged care professionals, we put every effort into staying on top of this ever-changing industry – whether that means training staff in the latest industry best practises or purchasing the newest piece of dedicated aged care equipment.

We understand that the aged care industry will continue to boom in coming years, but we also know that care will suffer if this growth isn’t sustainable. With more and more cleaning companies trying to break into the sector, it’s more important than ever for nursing homes, private hospitals and other facilities to ensure you’re working with a team that’s truly experienced in the nuances of professional aged care cleaning.

To find out more about our services, contact ACW Care today