Healthy at Home initiative launched at CCRI

The NSSN Ageing Forum Taskforce gathered on the 29 May at the Central Coast Research Institute for Integrated Care in Gosford to review the future of digital innovation in healthcare for NSW’s ageing community.

The forum is a partnership between the NSSN, the Australian Research Council (ARC) Research Hub for Connected Sensors for Health, the Central Coast Research Institute for Integrated Care (CCRI), the Central Coast Local Health District, and the University of Newcastle FASTLab.

This was the sixth meeting for the NSSN Ageing Forum Taskforce and provided the perfect opportunity for attendees to learn how a sensor-driven care ecosystem could enhance ageing people’s homelife and the healthcare they receive there.

The successful use and implementation of this eco-system could lead to enhanced independence for NSW’s aged community, while complementing the existing healthcare system. The taskforce used the day in Gosford to explore exactly how to make this innovative ecosystem a reality in NSW.

The event was also the soft launch of the Healthy at Home Program: The Future of Digital Innovation to Support Ageing in Place. The CCRI showcased the Central Coast Health and Wellbeing Living Lab, a $1.5 million joint initiative of the Central Coast LHD and the University of Newcastle, funded by the Greater Cities Commission.

Professor Paul Eggleston, Director of the Future Arts, Science and Technology Laboratory at the University of Newcastle led a LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Workshop that closed the day where participants had an opportunity to explore how they could build a model that demonstrated an agile integrated healthcare system in groups.

Professor Eggleston emphasised the strength of the NSSN Ageing Forum Taskforce and shared his ambition at what it is capable of building in the future.

“We have the power, skills and willingness to address a lot of problems when we work together to enhance ageing peoples’ experiences at home.  I think we’ve done something profound by working together today and we’ve really built some lasting relationships as we look to address this complex problem of supporting ageing in place.”

Check out the full blog post and more photos here!

CCRI Director Professor Nick Goodwin presenting


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