Technology publication, IT Brief Australia, reported on the new network and communications infrastructure being rolled out by BTAS at NSW aged care facility, Thomas Holt Aged Care. The upgrade is based on technology from Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALE) and will benefit the operations connected to the daily care and experience of residents.
Time for an upgrade
Thomas Holt Aged Care CIO, George Lymbers, said the technology refresh comes at a time when the aged care industry is being disrupted by the Baby Boomer generation. “We’re facing competition from the likes of AirTasker, Menulog and even Netflix, all technologies that enable the elderly to procure odd jobs, have food delivered and be entertained without leaving their home,” he said.
Thomas Holt will use the new infrastructure as a means to deploy mobile devices to all nurses and aged care workers. In the process, Thomas Holts’ new Seymour Shaw Court village in the Sutherland Shire will become one of the most modern aged care facilities in the country.
Lymbers said the technology from ALE will allow Thomas Holt to play an active role in today’s new age of hyper connectivity. “It enables residents to have the exact same technology experience that would have at home, coupled with professional medical and aged care,” he said.
A change in the industry
ALE Healthcare and Hospitality Director, Maud Holvast, admits that technology has not always been a top priority for the aged care industry. However, with innovative deployments at facilities such as Thomas Holt, this is starting to change.
“The aged care industry as a whole, and in particular Thomas Holt, is truly at the forefront of technology,” she said. “IT can help in providing an array of improved outcomes for aged care residents."
Holvast has high hopes that the benefits created by the network and communications infrastructure will encourage other aged care providers to undertake their own technology refresh. “Thomas Holt aged care will be instrumental in creating a new vision and bringing it to life,” she said.
Make your move
In order for technology to provide aged Australians with the freedom to exercise real choice, aged and healthcare facilities need fast and reliable technology infrastructure. BTAS Connect can bring fast fibre-powered WAN and Internet powered to your village, while BTAS Network is end-to-end network management for peace of mind.
Symmetric connectivity of BTAS Connect means uploads are equally fast as downloads, so you’ll be able to add high quality content to the Cloud within minutes. High speed broadband also means you do not need to worry about the reliability of your file transfers or the availability of the Internet.
BTAS Network is designed to not only manage your network, but also secure it. Our Network Operations Centre (NOC) will proactively monitor your network, ensuring you remained focused on running your village and not distracted by the running of technology.