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01 Mar 2019

Future Trends in the Aged Care Industry

It is estimated that both the number and the proportion of older Australians are going to rise. For a matter of fact, 25% of the residents in Australia will be over  60 years by 2096. The aging population affects the overall culture of society. This also calls from some radical and out of the box aged care solutions. As we are growing more towards the digital age, the conventional aged care techniques are not going to be there in the market paving way for new aged care software systems to arrive in the future.

The aged care is growing at a faster rate and thus, it needs newer trends to cope up with the spurt of growth. The Australian culture has already reshaped in the past decades and the aged care facilities need to improve. This industry is going to leave a mark in the country by following some great trends. So, what are the latest trends that will provide a big thrust to this age care community? Stay tuned, we are here with some:

  • More demands for Aged Care beds & staff

As stated earlier, the requirement of aged care beds and the corresponding staff is going to increase only. Not only the residents will demand more staff but they will need more attention from the staff. A large number of individuals are entering their retirement age and this way the basic requirement will be on a boom.

  • Demand for a better lifestyle

Not only the residents will demand good demographics and basic amenities, but they also will demand a better lifestyle as well. An aged care facility cannot just assign one professional nurse to a specific resident and leave them on their own. The aged care facilities in Australia need to push their own boundaries and provide the aged residents with a better lifestyle. The aged care facilities need to understand that the elderly need their help because they do not have anyone to look after them.

  • More residential accommodation

Of course, there is a growing demand for residential accommodation. The aged residents who cannot afford to have their own house, need to be shifted to an aged care facility for a long time. The aged care service providers should be aware of such situations and they should have beds ready for the shelter of such residents.

  • Technology – a vital player in future

The most crucial role is going to play by the technology. As we know, most of the aged care facilities have already resorted to an aged care software system. All the aged care service providers want their staff to get rid of the manual documentation pressure and the software systems help them with an error-free entry on the cloud. A number of things are sorted with the help of technology. In the future, we will have more such developments.

Well, the design and the sustainability in aged care can contribute to future profitability and better care for the aged residents in Australia. The aged care facilities can adopt for renewable sources of energy along with smarter technologies to improve the well-being of the aged in the country.

 

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Written by Chirag Joshi Founder & owner of HDS.

Chirag Joshi is the founder & owner of HDS. Chirag possesses over 12 years of experience in Aged Care industry. Having worked as an aged care chef for a long time he understands the complexity & challenges to maintain residents diet profile, food safety records, food labelling, procurement invoicing procedures & staff rostering. Chirag has also completed a Bachelor in Computing with major in multimedia & system design. He has developed number of systems to help provide efficiency in aged care and also help eliminate paperwork and manual processes.

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