Technology is seen as having a potentially transformative effect on aged care. New technologies can connect care and service providers, offer new ways of providing direct care and of doing business.
Technology can also provide data to understand how aged care is performing. Importantly given the workforce pressures confronting aged care, technology that can automate and streamline non-care duties would be able to release carers time to focus on caregiving and improving the quality of care for older people. To benefit the sector needs to know of current and emerging opportunities in aged care for technologies and innovations including those associated with palliative care and having potential to improve care and outcomes.