A New Trial In SA Will Help Keep Aged Care Residents Safer

Apr 11, 2019


South Australia will lead the nation in the rollout of cutting edge surveillance and monitoring system in aged care facilities to better protect the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable residents.

The federal government has invested $500,000 in a 12-month trial that will run in five SA Health-managed facilities from the second half of this year.

Health Minister Stephen Wade explained to FIVEaa’s Leon Byner on Thursday how the pilot program will work:

“What the Care Protect model does is to install a series of cameras in rooms with the consent of the resident and the family.

“They have indicators that detect excessive noise and movement and light changes, which trigger an alert so that a person can review the footage real time to identify issues as they emerge.”