Victorian Healthcare Week 2020 Blog » Aged Care

PARO to the rescue

By: Aged Care Insite

In this exclusive article with Dr. Takanori Shibata, he shares how he invented a therapeutic robot 'PARO', to help fill the workforce gap in the aged care sector in Japan. Read the article to see just what this PARO can do!

Australian Healthcare Industry Market Report: Hospital Design, Technology and Talent

By: Australian Healthcare Week

In this report we've compiled insights from over 100 Australian healthcare professionals, find out what they think are the major innovations, challenges and opportunities that will fundamentally transform healthcare and patient experience in the coming years.

Rethinking Aging and Aged Care with Dan Levitt

An age-friendly hospital is a hospital promoting health, dignity and participation of persons of older ages, valuing health, humanity, and human rights. In this video, and ahead of Australian Healthcare Week 2019 Dan Levitt, MSc. CHE. Executive Director at Tabor Home Society in Canada explores rethinking and innovating aged care, and the importance of creating age friendly hospitals and health serivces.

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Overcoming Mounting Pressures: Meeting Modern Needs with Aged Care Innovations

Anyone working in Aged Care and Home Care would agree that times are changing and changing quickly and aggressively. Some things will remain constant: it’s still all about delivering quality services and caring for people. However, a number of major challenges are either here right now or on the horizon.

State of the Australian Healthcare Industry Report: The Top Trends Driving Australia’s Healthcare Sector in 2019 and Beyond

2018 has been a year of rapid development and change for the Australian healthcare sector. With healthcare faring well in a number of State Budgets, and the Federal Budget announced earlier this year, we’re seeing billions of dollars injected into designing, developing and modernising healthcare nation-wide. 

Rethinking Aging and Aged Care Delivery

By: Dan Levitt, Executive Director, Tabor Home Society

How are global trends in aged care changing and how can aged care leaders best respond? Dan Levitt, Executive Director at Tabor Home Society explores the shifting attitudes towards aged care and Tabor Home Society’s innovative new approaches to senior residential living.   

Dementia Australia virtual reality and computer games to bring a positive change in dementia care

By: Australian Healthcare Week

In this video, presenter Stephen Claney explores Dementia Australia’s Virtual Forest, Virtual Dementia Experience, EDIE and Dementia-Friendly Home App with Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe speaking about the benefits of the technology.

Ageing Japan: Robots role in the future of Aged Care

By: Australian Healthcare Week

Allowing robots to help care for the elderly - a job typically seen as requiring a human touch - may be a jarring idea in the West. But many Japanese see them positively, largely because they are depicted in popular media as friendly and helpful.