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Part of our Wellness for Independence Programs®

Digital Wellness

You can keep up with the grandkids or the younger ones in your family thanks to our Digital Wellness program. Age is not a barrier to learning new skills when it comes to this technologically-supported program.

Benefits

Staying connected to family and friends is an integral part of staying well and feeling happy and our Digital Wellness program can help you do that through the use of technology. We also understand that getting out and about and socialising can become a challenge as we age.

The Digital Wellness program will also show you how to be active in your community and follow your interests and hobbies through using online technology. You will improve your quality of life and have fun accessing music, books, puzzles and photos through the Digital Wellness program.

As a Digital Wellness program participant you will discover new ways to interact with friends and family and find outlets to make some new friends. You will gain a sense of achievement by learning new skills such as taking and storing photos and our staff will help with any challenges you face when using online technology.

  • Connect with your family and friends.
  • Challenge your brain with quizzes.
  • Browse the web and Google search.

About the program

When you join the Digital Wellness program, you will receive an iPad to borrow for the duration of the program. It will take you through the steps to get you feeling confident in using digital technology to support your wellbeing.

As a result of COVID-19, our Wellness programs have been moved to a virtual setting meaning you can access it from wherever you live. Delivered once a week via a Zoom video call, you’ll be able to speak openly and even socialise with new friends, all from the comfort and safety of your own home. One of our Wellness Facilitators can even help you get set up if you’ve never used video calling before and all you need is internet connection.

The group sessions provide a great opportunity to share stories and tips on how to make the best use of the iPad. You will be supported by staff to achieve your individual Digital Wellness goals and learn new skills with like-minded people.

The Digital Wellness program has been incorporated into other Wellness for Independence programs including Memory Wellness.

Eligibility criteria*

  • You need to be aged over 65 or over 50 for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders.
  • Some services may be available to people aged under 65.
*Other eligibility criteria may apply Contact us for more info.

How can I pay?

There are several ways to access our services and programs, including the funding options outlined below.

Government Funding

Home Care Package, Commonwealth Home Support Program and Department of Veterans’ Affairs options.

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Private Pay

You can choose to pay for our programs and services yourself if you’re not receiving government funding.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our Digital Wellness program is designed to keep seniors connected with their friends, family and community through the use of digital technologies.

Yes, this service can be aligned with your values and preferences. We will take the time to learn your individual cultural and care needs so they are always considered when making our recommendations. We will also encourage you to set meaningful goals and help you to achieve them. You may also have your preferred support person included during the program or access interpreting services if required.

We welcome seniors of all levels of digital literacy. An initial assessment will be completed together with you so that our team can tailor the program to suit your individual needs.

This program is run by Registered Nurses and Endorsed Enrolled Nurses.

Yes, all participants will receive an iPad with a data plan, an iHealth device and an educational manual containing information on digital wellness.

Yes, our team can assist you with setting up iPad and iHealth devices and provide you ongoing support througout the duration of the program.

You may keep the iHealth device and educational manual, however iPads will need to be returned upon the completion or cancellation of the program.

You are encouraged to attend all sessions, but you can read the program manual to catch up on the ones you have missed. If you are unable to finish the program due to personal or health related reasons, we will assess your situation and add you to another program when it becomes available.


The support you need

Your needs are different to others and we understand that. Get started now or call us to chat about how we can help you stay living, feeling and being well.

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