Aged care operator Apollo Care has partnered with technology innovator Rauland Australia to enhance team communication and responsiveness to residents at its homes in Queensland.
“Rauland’s high-tech Responder nurse call solutions will be delivered across three Apollo sites in Maryborough and Rockhampton. Apollo is focused on giving its care team increased mobility when responding to residents, liaising with other staff and accessing documentation,” said Rauland Australia CEO Cameron Burt (pictured).
“Apollo is about to choose a mobile device (using 4D radar technology) that can distribute all services using an app interface. A direct speech pathway from the mobile device to resident rooms will reduce response times and enhance satisfaction for residents (and their families) when they need assistance.”
Barry Ashcroft, Apollo Care’s Chief Operating Officer, said the company’s purpose is to support older Australians to live with grace and dignity.
“Investment in technology is a critical part of this delivery. By improving the efficiency and effectiveness of our care teams, we can free up more time for them to focus on what’s most important, caring for residents,” he said.
“Technology is not only an enabler, but absolutely essential for aged care facilities to consistently deliver quality care to their residents. One of the key recommendations in the Royal Commission report was for aged care providers to formulate a technology strategy and roadmap that marries commercial business strategy with improved resident outcomes. This recommendation is at the forefront of Apollo’s investment and expansion plan strategy.”
Apollo Care, founded by CEO Stephen Becsi OAM (pictured right), Mr Ashcroft, Kylie Radburn and John Young, operates Charingfield Aged Care Community in Waverley, 7km east of Sydney’s CBD; Vincent Court Aged Care in West Kempsey, 430km north of Sydney’s CBD; Yaralla Place and Groundwater Lodge in Maryborough, 250km north of Brisbane’s CBD; and Alexandra Gardens in Rockhampton, 636km northwest of Brisbane’s CBD.