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How Swift is Helping Aged Care Homes Combat Social Isolation During COVID-19

There is little doubt residential aged care has been deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Strict restrictions on visitors, elimination of lifestyle activities and social distancing are causing crippling social isolation for many residents, but one aged care facility has found a way to use new technology to effectively combat this.

Adventist Care in the Perth suburb of Rossmoyne was one of the first in Australia to beta test Swift Media’s new system, Swift Plus, enabling continuous connectivity between residents and their families, reducing social isolation and encouraging them to stay connected to what’s happening in the outside world.

The simple but unique system was developed specifically for older people by Australian company, Swift Media. The company already provides entertainment and information services to 12,000 rooms in aged care facilities including the ability for families to send photos and messages direct to the TV screens, but Swift Plus does much more.

According to Adventist Care CEO Gary Blagden: “Swift Plus is an excellent facility to enhance resident connection to the world outside of their room and to provide mental stimulation, particularly to those who may need to be isolated from others at times within the facility.”

For example, Swift Plus offers a “My Community” channel enabling photographs and messages from the wider community to be shared directly on screens as well as live streaming of events around the home to ensure elderly residents who are incapacitated can stay connected to their surroundings and see what is going on.

The system is not just about entertainment and connectivity; one of its unique benefits is the inclusion of a wide range of calming, low stimulus content, designed to support residents with dementia.

Adventist Care has seen the benefits of this aspect of Swift Plus first-hand.

“Of particular benefit to many residents living with cognitive decline is the immersive programs that effectively settles agitated and restless residents, developing within them a calmness that other methods have simply not achieved,” said Blagden.

Swift Plus was developed in response to the company’s belief that technology could be used to do much more for older people and to ensure their loved ones stay connected with them.

“We instinctively felt there were better ways to deliver communications and aged care specific content to people living in aged care homes, to use technology to create better connectivity and shared experiences,” said company CEO Pippa Leary.

“Development of the Swift Plus system included, listening to the needs of residents and their family members, as well as consulting with aged care industry experts including Dementia Australia, aged care providers and staff. We worked hard to create a system that was easy for providers to operate and deliver the best experience for residents, at low cost to aged care providers.”

The system allows staff to easily communicate with residents about important notices, social activities and meal menus direct to the TVs in their rooms. Residents have access to hundreds of movies and lifestyle content including the latest Hollywood blockbusters. Aged care providers can also create screenings in-room or a special event around the latest ‘must-see’ movie.

Swift Plus is very easy to install and takes 3-5 days on average. Unlike other aged care communication products Swift Plus does not require complex network infrastructure and the company offers full service and support from its Australian offices.

Video – Swift Media Featured on ABC News SA

As the aged care sector works to rebuild trust and transparency, some facilities are turning to smart technologies like those offered by Swift Media, to help their residents stay connected to their loved ones and the world. Here’s what the ABC and some of Swift’s aged care customers had to say about technology in aged care.

Swift Networks wins a place in the 2018 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Australia Awards

Swift Networks Group Limited (ASX: SW1, “Swift” or “the Company”) is pleased to advise that the Company has won a place in the 2018 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Australia Awards.

The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards rank Australia’s fastest growing public or private technology companies, based on their percentage revenue growth over the last three years (2016-18). To qualify, each company must have minimum cumulative revenues of $8m over the period.

Supported by the ASX and DLA Piper Australia, the awards are in their eighteenth year and provide international recognition for Australian innovation, with the winners gaining automatic entry into the Deloitte Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500 program.

Swift was judged Australia’s highest-ranked media company, winning 6th place overall.

Swift Chief Executive Officer, Xavier Kris, said:

“Swift is proud to be recognised as a Deloitte Technology Fast 50 winner. We look forward to building on this recognition by expanding our footprint and delivering further growth across our target markets in 2019 and beyond.”

Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Lead Partner, Josh Tanchel, said:

“More than ever, this year showcases world leading Australian business innovation and it is a tremendous achievement for any company to be named among the Deloitte Technology Fast 50.

“Deloitte congratulates all of those companies who have made the list in 2018 and we look forward to tracking their ongoing progress in the years ahead.”

For a full list of winners and further information on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Australia program, go to www.tech50.com.au.

You’ve been UPGRADED!

More to see. More to explore. You just got more.

To all our loyal clients… the next evolution of the Swift System is now here!

Following extensive research by our specialist User Experience & Design Team the Swift interface has undergone some enhancements. These upgrades a have been specifically developed to make the system easier to read, easier to use and easier to find the content you are looking for.

At Swift we are dedicated to providing our clients with leading edge technology and continual innovation. The new look and feel on your screens is ultimately designed to provide a simply better user experience.

We are always evolving and so is our technology. We hope you enjoy exploring your new interface, and exploring your latest movies, communications and entertainment. Happy viewing from the team at Swift.

No need to do a thing. The system upgrade has automatically commenced.

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For more information on our recent upgrade you can call us today on 08 6103 7595 or email support@swiftnetworks.com.au