Specialist health service provider IntegratedLiving Australia has been recognised four years running at the Asia Pacific 7th Eldercare Innovation Awards in Singapore. IntegratedLiving continues to be recognised for innovation in providing aged and health care services to Australians living in rural, regional and remote areas of Australia.
IntegratedLiving’s Chief Executive Officer Catherine Daley was named as a Global Ageing Trailblazer. This accolade celebrates multi-disciplinary leadership that inspires change and positively impacts the standards of living for older people in the recipients home country.
In recommending Catherine for the award, nominators focused on Catherine’s leadership and inspiration in the development of innovative solutions to assist seniors to live independently in their homes. “She is instrumental in delivering technological solutions to enable seniors to monitor their vital signs and manage chronic health conditions at home. Catherine’s vision and development of purpose-built Wellness Centres with state-of-the-art gyms, specialist staff, social activities and allied health services exemplify her strive for aged care excellence.”
IntegratedLiving was named as finalist in the category of the Active Ageing Program- Community, as well as being a joint finalist for Innovation of the Year- Community Care Model. Catherine Daley explains that as an organisation IntegratedLiving understands the unique challenges faced by older people living in remote and regional areas and innovates in response. “Research shows that in regional, rural and remote communities, 75 percent of people aren’t getting enough exercise and more than 50 per cent of people have one or more chronic illnesses. Creating purpose-built Wellness Centres for seniors in regional areas helps encourage and support people to be active and exercise for rehabilitation and general health and wellbeing.”
Integratedliving also understands the importance of effective client and staff communication and last year joined forces with hayylo to launch My Support App by IntegratedLiving. The app allows clients to update their service schedules, share service information with nominated family members, and receive useful information and updates from IntegratedLiving. “My Support App helps bridge the time and distance gap for our clients. We know things happen outside of office hours and with the App, our clients can request a service change quickly and easily whenever and wherever they are. It’s also a great form of communication for families and enables family to stay connected. We had one client able to see her new grandchild in America through the app, ” said Daley.
IntegratedLiving were recognised at last year’s Asia Pacific Eldercare Awards as Best Home Care Operator. In 2017, they were a finalist in the Innovation of the Year category, and in 2016 in the Best Dementia Program.
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