Browse resources created and collated by ARIIA as a trusted, evidence-based guide to supporting innovation across the aged care sector.
Robots and the future of aged care ― a dystopian vision?
An article on the ABC website Religion & Ethics that discusses whether robots provide genuine care because they cannot experience the emotions that are integral to the provision of such care.
Understanding the impact of socialisation robots on the social engagement of older adults with cognitive decline.
This report from the Brightwater Care Group presents an investigation into the outcomes of resident social engagement and staff attitudes when a humanoid socialisation robot was incorporated into residential aged care facilities in Western Australia.
The Aged Care Workforce Industry Council (ACWIC)'s workforce planning tool
The ACWIC's workforce planning tool has been designed to help you to perform a gap analysis of your current direct care workforce so that you can plan your workforce more effectively.
My Health Record: Community health
This Australian Digital Health Agency podcast talks about how My Health Record benefits the community health and aged care sector. (25 min)
Using online conferencing technologies securely
This Australian Digital Health Agency document provides guidance for conducting online conferences safely. It covers understanding the existing systems, what to look for in choosing a system, policies for confidentiality, technical assessment and practicing secure online conferencing consultations.
Digital health aged care courses
This Australian Digital Health Agency webpage provides a list of, and access to, the agency's learning portal specific to aged care including My Health Record courses, aged care resources and digital health courses.
Privacy checklist for telehealth services
This information sheet by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care contains a checklist to guide service providers in complying with privacy obligations to deliver telehealth services.
Aged care residents experience a different kind of reality
This article by the University of South Australia discusses the findings of a PhD study on the benefits of recalling positive memories using virtual reality (VR) among a group of aged care residents. VR can be used for reminiscence therapy and can lower levels of apathy.
Virtual reality and computer games to bring a positive change in dementia care
This video by Dementia Australia discusses the uses and benefits of using virtual reality to help people with dementia and aged care workers engaging with people with dementia. By using virtual reality, aged care workers learn what it is like to have dementia and allow them to provide better care. (4 min)
The future is here: Robots in aged care
This Australian Seniors' article talks about the use of robots used in aged care and provides a few examples.