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The annual Ageing Asia Innovation Forum (AAIF) is an international platform held annually in Singapore that connects CEO level business, government and community leaders to invest and collaborate on business opportunities in Real Estate, Healthcare, Wellness, Finance, Technology and Senior Care. AAIF aims to showcase the world’s most innovative models of care that will improve quality of living and happiness of older adults in Asia Pacific, focusing on Healthy Ageing, Independent Ageing and Dignified Ageing.

The 2017 theme of ‘Future of Integrated Care: Housing, Health & Communities’ was chosen to reflect the changing needs of ageing baby boomers who desire to age- in-place, with relevant housing, health and communities services that can evolve to suit their changing requirements as they age.

Join us on 25-26 April 2017 at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Singapore where we will be showcasing the world’s most innovative and sustainable housing, healthcare, wellbeing and community. Don't miss the chance to meet over 500 industry representatives from over 20 countries to access investment and partnership opportunities in Asia Pacific’s US$3.3 Trillion ageing market.

What's New in 2017!


List of confirmed Global Ageing Innovation Expert Speakers:

  • Ms Pirkko Mattila, Minister of Social Affairs & Health, Government of Finland
  • H.E Scott Wightman, British High Commissioner to Singapore, The United Kingdom
  • H.E Paula Parviainen, Ambassador, Embassy of Finland in Singapore, Government of Finland
  • Mr Arthur Koumoukelis, Partner, Dentons Australia (formerly Gadens), Australia
  • Ms Carol Allen, CEO, Sapphire International, Australia
  • Dr Elsie Hui, Consultant and Chief of Service of the Department of Medicine and Geriatrics at Shatin Hospital, and Cluster Coordinator of the Community Geriatric Assessment Team of New Territories East Cluster, Hospital Authority, Hong Kong SAR
  • Mr Gustav Strandell, President, Maihama Club, Japan
  • Professor Hiroyuki Murata, Professor, Tohoku University, President, Murata Associates, Inc.
  • Ms Jane Ashcroft, CBE, CEO, Anchor, The United Kingdom
  • Dr Kenny Tan, CEO, St Luke’s Eldercare Ltd, Singapore
  • Dr Lam Ching-Choi, BBS, JP, Chairman, Elderly Commission, CEO, Haven of Hope Christian Service, Hong Kong SAR
  • Mr Laurence Lien, Co-Founder & CEO, Asia Philanthropy Circle (APC), Chairman, Lien Foundation, Singapore
  • Mr Mike Orgill, Head – Public Policy, Airbnb, Asia Pacific
  • Dr Nart Fongsmut, MD, Board Member, Development of Housing at the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, Board Member, Sawangkanives Home for Thai Elderly and Thai Red Cross Society, Thailand
  • And more...


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AAIF2017 is held in conjunction with the 5th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards 2017, and is part of the International Ageing Week in Singapore.


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AAIF2016 drew over 580 C-level delegates from 17 countries

The event in 2016 welcomed over 580 delegates from 17 countries. In the past two years, we have welcomed Mr Daniel Reingold, President and CEO, RiverSpring Health and Dr Audrey Weiner, President and CEO, Jewish Home Lifecare as our international keynote speakers, masterclass leaders, and judges for the Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards. Read more...

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ABOUT AGEING ASIA INNOVATION FORUM

AAIF aims to create an annual platform to showcase business opportunities in ‘Ageing’ Asia; to connect and encourage private sector investments, and to create a more positive perception of ageing in Asia by focusing on economic opportunities. Our vision for AAIF is to stimulate the growth of products and services that will enhance the quality of life, functional capability and happiness of seniors in Asia-Pacific.

AAIF SG Event Objectives:

  • Knowledge exchange of global best practices in care for older adults
  • Encourage culture change to improve quality of care delivery
  • Translate global care models for local market adoption
  • Enable public private partnerships and increase capital funding for long term care
  • Network and establish partnerships with frontrunners in the business of ageing 

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AAIF2016 BROUGHT TOGETHER OVER 580 DELEGATES ACROSS 17 COUNTRIES

The 7th Ageing Asia Innovation Forum (AAIF) in Singapore gathered over 580 C-level delegates across 17 countries to exchange insights and identify the opportunities driven by Asia Pacific’s US$3.3 trillion booming silver economy.

Themed ‘Integrated Care & Ageing Friendly Communities’, AAIF2016 showcased 45 international and local experts in aged care and seniors living to share on their perspectives on the latest innovations and best practice models on integrated care and ageing friendly communities. Unique to the 7th edition, AAIF featured for the first time in Singapore two World’s first model - the World’s First Vertical Green House Model from the USA through an engaging keynote session by President & CEO, Dr Audrey Weiner, Jewish Home Lifecare, and the World’s First Modern Hospice from the United Kingdom, driven by St Christopher’s Hospice’s Joint Chief Executive, Professor Heather Richardson. 

View the AAIF2016 Event Highlights video here

AAIF2016 video

Some key highlights from 7th Ageing Asia Innovation also included the launch of the inaugural Ageing Asia Future of Eldercare Operations Seminar that ran alongside the conference, targeted at managers and care teams in healthcare and eldercare to access global programmes, innovation and strategies that help to increase productivity, improve capabilities and quality of care. As part of Ageing Asia’s give back to the industry, Ageing Asia extended to all Singapore Intermediate and Long Term Care (ILTC) service providers complimentary tickets to the Seminar 

Key Facts & Figures

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AAIF2016 EVENT SNAPSHOTS

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Conference Programme Overview

AAIF2017 programme overview

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Awards 2017 3 JanCongratulations to all winners and finalists of the Oscars of Asia Pacific's eldercare industry!

The first of its kind in the Asia Pacific region, the Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards was created to provide an annual recognition to organisations in the Asia Pacific that demonstrate eldercare innovation in their business, operational and service models to change the way our older adults age.

Bringing together top industry leaders and professionals for the fifth time, the Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards Dinner Ceremony that took place in Singapore on 26 April 2017 awarded 68 organisations from 12 countries for their innovative and quality approaches to change the way the region’s older adult age, and for their contribution in shaping the future of the ageing landscape.

Over 290 international guests attended the awards dinner that was opened by Finland’s Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Ms Pirkko Mattila. Ms Pirkko Mattila led a delegation from Finland to participate in the 8th International Ageing Asia Innovation Forum 2017 that was held in conjunction with the awards, to present their innovations and services to Singapore and the region’s health and elderly care sector decision-makers.

H.E. Scott Wightman, British High Commissioner to Singapore and H.E. Paula Parviainen, Ambassador to the Embassy of Finland in Singapore graced the awards dinner as well.

A total of 20 awards, including five major awards - Innovation of the Year – Product Implementation, Innovation of the Year – Service Implementation, Facility of the Year – Ageing-In-Place, Facility of the Year – Independent Seniors Living and Facility of the Year – Residential Aged Care, were given out.  

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1. INNOVATION OF THE YEAR – PRODUCT IMPLEMENTATION
Best new product concept that demonstrates improvement in quality of life for older adults 

WINNER: QANETM with the Intelligent Qanemate Holder by Qanemate QaneTM, Singapore

FINALIST:

  • Robotic Revolution by Mark Moran Group, Australia
  • Myworkout GO by Myworkout AS, Norway 
  • nessaTM by Nessa Hearing Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Winner Transfer Wheelchair – World’s First by Radiance Medical Systems, Singapore
  • The Lifeguard SmartHome by The INS Group Pty Ltd, Australia


2. INNOVATION OF THE YEAR – SERVICE IMPLEMENTATION

Best new service concept executed by operator that demonstrates improvement in quality of life for older adults

WINNER: Kemira at IRT William Beach Gardens by IRT Group, Australia

FINALIST:

  • Community Trusts by Community Trusts in Care Aotearoa (CTCA), New Zealand
  • Use of a Human-Type Communication Robot – Kabo Chan among Institutionalized Elders with Cognitive Impairments by Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited, Hong Kong SAR
  • Wellness for Independence – Memory Wellness Program by integratedliving Australia Ltd, Australia
  • New Role in Ageing Local Community by ORIX Living Corporation, Japan
  • Penpal Program by Resthaven Incorporated and Baan Sudthavas Foundation, Australia & Thailand
  • Inclusive Small Scale Living Community by Synovum Care Group, Australia
  • LiveCare360 by Thomas Holt Aged Care, Australia


3. FACILITY OF THE YEAR - AGEING-IN-PLACE

Provides the most conducive environment for older adults to age-in-place

WINNER: Maihama Club Shin Urayasu Forumby Maihama Club Nursing Homes, Japan

FINALIST:

  • Sevenoaks Lodge – The Matai Wing by Kapiti Retirement Trust, New Zealand
  • Mark Moran Vaucluse by Mark Moran Group, Australia
  • Seasons Waterford West by Seasons Living Australia Pty Ltd, Australia
  • St Luke’s ElderCare (SLEC) - North Cluster by St Luke's Eldercare Ltd, Singapore
  • Montrose Aged Care Plus Centre by The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus, Australia


4. FACILITY OF THE YEAR
 – INDEPENDENT SENIORS LIVING
Provides the best independent living environment for older adults to age well with access to care and services

WINNER: Synovum Care Bellmere by Synovum Care Group, Australia

FINALIST:

  • Acacia Cove Village by Acacia Cove Village, New Zealand
  • Kemira at IRT William Beach Gardens by IRT Group, Australia
  • Primus Eden by Mantri Primus Lifespaces Pvt Ltd, India
  • Aparangi Village by Te Kauwhata Retirement Trust Board, New Zealand


5. FACILITY OF THE YEAR
 – RESIDENTIAL AGED CARE
Provides the best 24-hour nursing care supported environment for older adults to age well

WINNER: Kuraci Sakura by Capital Medica Co., Ltd., Japan

FINALIST:

  • Mark Moran Vaucluse by Mark Moran Group, Australia
  • Residential Gardens for the Spanish Speaking Frail Aged Ltd by Residential Gardens, Australia
  • Friendship House by Vcanland Senior Living Investment Co., Ltd. and Honghui Management Consulting Co., Ltd., China


6. BEST ACTIVE AGEING PROGRAMME - RESIDENTIAL

Best interest group, activity group, performance group or special events project that encourages participation of older adults

WINNER: Live Longer and Live Better by Acacia Cove Village, New Zealand

FINALIST:

  • Gardening for Happiness by ECON Healthcare Group, Singapore
  • Elderly Resources Centre (ERC) Volunteer Service: Ageing-In-Place (AIP) Ambassador Program by Hong Kong Housing Society, Hong Kong SAR

  • Cooking and Baking Club by RUKUN Senior Living, Indonesia
  • Reminiscence with Me by Society for the Aged Sick, Singapore
  • World of Wellness (WoW) by The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus, Australia


7. BEST ACTIVE AGEING PROGRAMME - COMMUNITY

Best interest group, activity group, performance group or special events project that encourages participation of older adults

WINNER: Enabling Music Programme for Healing and Joy by I’m Soul Inc, Singapore

FINALIST:

  • Celebration of Life by Brotherhood of St. Laurence, Australia
  • Toward a Sumptuous Life – “We Can Cook” Programme by Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited, Hong Kong SAR
  • The Kinnet Wellness Program by The Kinnet, Hong Kong SAR
  • Community Oral History Theatre Project - Beautiful Memories in Shamshuipo by The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council, Hong Kong SAR


8. BEST DAY CARE PROGRAMME

The most dynamic centre-based activity and programme that improve wellbeing for older adults

WINNER: Celebration of Life by Silver Circle, NTUC Health Co-operative Limited, Singapore

FINALIST:

  • Being Connected: Enhance Mutual Support Through Cultural Heritage Walk by Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited, Hong Kong SAR
  • Day Service Center by Kaikaya Ltd., Japan
  • St Luke’s ElderCare – Day Care Programme by St Luke’s ElderCare Ltd, Singapore 


9. BEST DEMENTIA CARE PHILOSOPHY

Best philosophy, care model or rehabilitation concept for older adults with dementia
 

WINNER: Making Moments Matter by The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus, Australia

FINALIST:

  • Proactive Dementia Care Approach by Aoi Care Co., Ltd., Japan
  • Eldercare’s Dementia Excellence Program by Eldercare Inc, Australia
  • Flametree Dementia Care Project at IRT Woonona by IRT Group, Australia 


10. BEST DEMENTIA CARE PROGRAMME

Best activity, care model or rehabilitation programme for older adults with dementia

WINNER: SOL Escape - The Bucket List Adventure by Mark Moran Group, Australia

FINALIST:

  • Play Therapy Among Institutionalized Chinese Elderly with Behavioural Problemsby Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited, Hong Kong SAR
  • Art Therapy by Lifeview Residential Care, Australia
  • Creative Ways to Care – An Age Link Bethanie Project by The Bethanie Group, Australia
  • Cultural-specific Music Intervention in Managing Agitation among Elderly with Dementia in Hong Kong by Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, Hong Kong SAR

11. BEST GERIATRIC HEALTHCARE OPERATOR
Provides the best healthcare treatment, rehabilitation and medical services for older adults

WINNER: ECON Healthcare GroupSingapore

FINALIST:

  • Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council LimitedHong Kong SAR
  • Hospital Authority - Shatin HospitalHong Kong SAR
  • Yushoukai Medical Corporation, Japan

12. BEST HOME CARE OPERATOR
Provides the best health and social services to support ageing-in-place

WINNER: TOUCH Home CareSingapore

FINALIST:

  • Farrer Park Hospital, Singapore
  • Feros CareAustralia
  • Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council LimitedHong Kong SAR
  • Jaga-Me Private LimitedSingapore 
  • PT Insan Medika Persada, Indonesia

13. BEST HOSPITALITY OF CARE
Best hospitality service provided to enhance the experience and quality of living for older adults

WINNER: Food Appreciation Programme by Lifeview Residential Care, Australia

FINALIST:

  • Farrer Park Hospital by Farrer Park Hospital, Singapore
  • Mark Moran Vaucluse by Mark Moran Group, Australia

14. BEST IMPROVEMENT IN HEALTH OUTCOMES
Best programme that improves the health outcomes of older adults

WINNER: Nutrition Support Team's Intervention to Prevent Aspiration Pneumonia in Elderly Patients by Yushoukai Medical Corporation, Japan

FINALIST: 

  • 50+ Strength and Balance Training Group Workout with HUR Solutions by ASPIRE55 Pte Ltd and HUR Oy, Singapore & Finland
  • East Meets West in a Nursing Home by ECON Chinese Medicine, Singapore 
  • Aroma Massage on Chinese Frail Elderly with Constipation by Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited, Hong Kong SAR
  • POWERUP Ageing by POWERUP Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • “Green-Yellow-Red: How to Avoid a Hospital Bed” Sub-Acute Care Programme by PresCare, Australia


15. BEST PRODUCT TO SUPPORT AGEING-IN-PLACE

Best product that is of ease-of-use, elderly friendly, affordable and improves quality of living for older adults

WINNER: Sentida 7-I by wissner-bosserhoff GmbH, Germany 

FINALIST:

  • Altro XpressLay by Altro APAC Pty Ltd, Australia
  • SASAERU by Carestudy Inc., Japan
  • MyCH tablet by Catholic Health Care Services Ltd, Australia
  • Suberakaze by Food Care Co., Ltd., Japan

16. BEST REHABILITATION OPERATOR

Provides the best programmes that enable improvements for daily living, strength, and wellbeing 


WINNER: ECON Healthcare GroupSingapore

FINALIST: 

  • Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council LimitedHong Kong SAR
  • Mark Moran Group, Australia
  • Sekine Orthopaedics Sakuragaoka Clinic, Japan
  • St Luke's Eldercare Ltd, Singapore
     

17. BEST SILVER ARCHITECTURE
Best universal design with social, health and wellness engagement spaces for older adults

WINNER: Streeton Park by ThomsonAdsett (Victoria) Pty Ltd, Australia

FINALIST:

  • Higashinakano Kings Garden by Carestudy Inc., Japan
  • Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Tseung Kwan O Aged Care Complex by Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited, Hong Kong SAR 
  • Koh I Noor Contemporary Aged Care by KPA Architects, Australia
  • Lifeview Marigold by Lifeview Residential Care, Australia
  • Astana Duta Residential & Seniors Living Development by ThomsonAdsett International, Malaysia
  • Jade Tower by Vcanland Senior Living Investment Co., Ltd. and Honghui Management Consulting Co., Ltd, China
      

18. BEST SMART CARE TECHNOLOGY - PRODUCT
Best technology innovation that enables independence, health monitoring and wellbeing improvements

WINNER: HUR SmartTouch by HUR Oy, Finland

FINALIST:

  • World First Intelligent Community Functional Fall-risk Screening Kiosk (i3CFS kiosk) by Nanyang Polytechnic, School of Health Sciences, Singapore
  • Napier Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) by Napier Healthcare Solutions Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Nessa Hearing EggTM & nessa Remote Hearing PodTM by Nessa Hearing Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Mimocare by QVisual Ltd, New Zealand
  • Safe Sense by wissner-bosserhoff GmbH, Germany

19. BEST SMART CARE TECHNOLOGY - SERVICE
Best technology innovation that enables independence, health monitoring and wellbeing improvements 

WINNER: VR Dementia by Silverwood Co., Ltd., Japan 

FINALIST:

  • Assistive Technology – Jackson Care Technology (JCT) by Minda Incorporated, Australia
  • LiveCare360 by Thomas Holt Aged Care, Australia


20. BEST TECHNOLOGY FOR OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY

Best technology innovation that improves productivity, efficiency and quality of service offerings for operators 

WINNER: LiveCare360 by Thomas Holt Aged Care, Australia 

FINALIST:

  • Workforce Assignment and Mobility (WAM) by Care@home, NTUC Health Co-operative Limited, Singapore
  • Winner Transfer Wheelchair – World’s First by Radiance Medical Systems, Singapore
  • HRM by Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore
  • Sentida 6-le by wissner-bosserhoff GmbH, Germany


The 5th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards was held in conjunction with the annual 8th International Ageing Asia Innovation Forum 2017 held in Singapore from 25-26 April, and is one of the activities during the International Ageing Week in Singapore. 


                                                                                                     
2017 AWARDS JUDGING PANEL

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2017 EVENT SNAPSHOTS


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ABOUT THE ASIA PACIFIC ELDERCARE INNOVATION AWARDS
Launched in April 2013, the annual Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards is an industry innovation driven by Ageing Asia Pte Ltd. The awards is the first of its kind in the Asia Pacific region that recognises the best in eldercare product and service delivery. This prestigious industry award takes place annually, in conjunction with the international Ageing Asia Innovation Forum (AAIF) in Singapore.

The awards logo includes a human element that represents the importance of empathy and passion by the people who work hard each day to raise the quality of life for older adults.

4th APAC Eldercare Innovation Awards 2016

Awards without year  

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Ageing Asia is pleased to announce the WINNERS FOR THE 4TH ASIA PACIFIC ELDERCARE INNOVATION AWARDS 2016!

This year, we are delighted to have received over 150 entry submissions from over 15 countries! Due to the overwhelming number of submissions received, the judging committee has decided to expand the award categories to recognise more outstanding works. The 4th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards is also held in conjunction with the annual international 7th Ageing Asia Innovation Forum held in Singapore from 26-27 April.

 

2016 AWARDS WINNERS & FINALISTS

Congratulations to the following winners & finalists:

PEOPLE’S CHOICE: CHANGEMAKER OF THE YEAR 2016
Recognition of outstanding personnel who possesses recommendable qualities and has contributed innovations, ideas or solutions that induced positive change

WINNER: Ms Evette Moran, Vice President, Mark Moran Group, Australia

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Evette Moran co-founded the Mark Moran Group in 2010 in order to lead by example in bringing innovation to traditional seniors planning. Evette developed the concept that life and ageing are to be celebrated and enjoyed. She set about disrupting traditional western models in particular by bringing in elements of design, lifestyle, food and hospitality based on holistic practices. She believes in and creates light filled resort style living spaces. Evette has won the highest industry awards and acknowledgments including for best design, best behavioural innovations and best world practice. As an innovator and industry disruptor she was the winner in 2015 for the Best And Most Enriched Staff Culture Program in Australia across all industries as awarded by PWC and Fairfax Media. She is also extensively recognised for her philanthropy, private business growth and family succession planning.

FINALISTS:

  • Ms Madeline Gall, Chief Executive Officer, Lifeview Residential Care, Australia
  • Mr Peter Bewert, Executive Manager  - Care Services, The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus, Australia
  • Mr Tan Choe Lam, Founder &Managing Director, Jeta Gardens (Qld) Pty Ltd and Jeta Global Pty Ltd, Australia & Malaysia
  • Mr Wong Kin Ming, Project Development Director, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited, Hong Kong SAR
  • Ms Nindya Apriyani, General Manager, RUKUN Senior Living, Indonesia
  • Mr Tadamichi Shimogawara, President, Silverwood
  • Mr Then Kim Yuan, Administrator,Lee Ah Mooi Old Aged Home, Singapore
  • Ms Thilagavathi Thanapalan, Senior Centre Manager, SASCO Integrated Eldercare Centre, Singapore

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FACILITY OF THE YEAR - INDEPENDENT SENIORS LIVING
Provides the most conducive environment for older adults to age well with access to care

WINNER: The Tanner Hill by Hong Kong Housing Society, Hong Kong SAR
The Tanner Hill is a first-of-its-kind quality housing project for citizens aged 60 or above in Hong Kong providing 588 independent living units, a Residential Care Home for the Elderly (RCHE) with 117 beds, a Day Care Centre with 100 places, an elderly hub comprising recreational, catering and medical facilities as well as a wellness centre. Designed and built to be the epitome of leisure, medical and holistic care services, the tenants can enjoy carefree quality living and financial independence at the same time, while the hub will serve the community.

FINALISTS:

  • Ranfurly Village by Generus Living Group, New Zealand           
  • The Nest by Oasis Senior Living, India
  • Senior Living @ D’Khayangan by PT.Jababeka Longlife City, Indonesia
  • World Class Retirement Communities at the Canyon Woods by World Class Retirement Complex Inc., Philippines

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FACILITY OF THE YEAR - RESIDENTIAL AGED CARE
Provides the most conducive environment for older adults to age well with access to care

WINNER: Good Time Living Nakamozu by Orix Living Corporation, Japan
Good Time Living Nakamozu is a nursing home that features a university student dormitory, which was developed along with 'Big Casa Shirasagi', housing a total number of 1200 condominium units. It creates a lifestyle to allow the elderly and young people to live together. Moreover, the lifestyle is extended to the residents in neighboring areas to build a multi-generational community together. 

FINALISTS:

  • Apple Wood Saidaiji by Capital Medica Co., Ltd., Japan
  • Cryil and Amy Cheung Aged Care Complex by Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited, Hong Kong SAR
  • Villa Mee Suk Residences & Baan Mee Suk Nursing Home by Meesuk Thailand Company Limited, Thailand
  • Eden on the Park @ Kuching by Optimum Eden Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
  • Wynyard Care Centre by Synovum Care Group, Australia
  • Montrose Aged Care Plus Centre by The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus, Australia

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BEST ACTIVE AGEING PROGRAMME 
Interest group, activity group or performance group

WINNER: Exciting the senses by Mark Moran Group, Australia
Exciting the Senses programme integrates Mark Moran Group’s award-winning activities to stimulate the mind and engage the spirit and body to enable residents to ‘live younger longer’. From innovative arm-chair Tai Chi, to the Paddock to Plate program and specially prepared “My house my kitchen” meals to reactivate positive memories. 

FINALISTS:

  • Love The Way You Live! (Active Ageing) by ECONLife! Hub, Singapore
  • Bridging the Gap inter-generational program with Mount Scopus Memorial College by Emmy Monash Aged Care, Australia
  • Positive Energizer Volunteer Drama Community Promotional Project by Guangzhou En Shan Social Services Centre, China
  • Healthy Pathway @ Tampines by Health Promotion Board, Singapore
  • Festive “dance party” rejuvenation by blisscare® australia, Australia
  • Care x Runner- Run for Health by Institute of Continuing Education for the Senior Citizens, Hong Kong SAR
  • Building a Transdisciplinary Intergenerational Learning Community by Lok Man Alice Kwok Integrated Service Centre, Hong Kong SAR

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BEST ACTIVE AGEING SPECIAL PROJECT
Special events or projects that support successful ageing

WINNER: Positive Ageing Celebration by Lifeview Residential Care, Australia
Each year residents from all Lifeview homes get together to demonstrate their creativity and skills in a program designed specifically for them, a Positive Ageing Celebration. It’s a much-anticipated day of healthy competition, games, fun, laughter and companionship, where there are no barriers in relation to age and ability. 

FINALISTS:

  • Festive “dance party” rejuvenation by blisscare® australia, Australia
  • Care x Runner- Run for Health by Institute of Continuing Education for the Senior Citizens, Hong Kong SAR
  • Building a Transdisciplinary Intergenerational Learning Community by Lok Man Alice Kwok Integrated Service Centre, Hong Kong SAR

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BEST APPROACH TO SUPPORT AGEING-IN-PLACE
Improves quality of living for older adults, ease-of-use, elderly friendly and affordability

WINNER: SilverCOVE by NTUC Health Co-operative Ltd., Singapore
SilverCOVE aims to be a forerunner in helping seniors age healthily and happily within the community. It addresses wellness holistically: physical, intellectual, social, emotional, spiritual, vocational and financial; with focus on fitness and active aging. Components include fitness programmes, healthcare, home monitoring and alert facilities, courses, inter- generational bonding and other social activities. 

FINALISTS:

  • Serving Senior Customers at the Workplace by Centre for Seniors, Singapore
  • Ageing-in-place (AIP) scheme by Hong Kong Housing Society, Hong Kong SAR
  • PARO Therapeutic Robot by IDS Medical Systems (S) Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Virtual Forest by Lifeview Residential Care, Australia

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BEST DEMENTIA CARE PRODUCT
Products for wellness, care or rehabilitation for older adults with dementia

WINNER: Memoriana by wissner-bosserhoff GmbH, Germany
Wissner-bosserhoff has developed “Memoriana” to achieve the goal of ensuring a comfortable life for people living with dementia, which is a great challenge for the society in the future. This concept was developed together with one of the leading universities studying all faces of dementia; The Sterling University, Scotland. This room concept, evolved from systematic assessment of the experiences from everyday nursing care, takes into account the special needs of dementia afflicted persons and nursing staff. Memoriana, a concept for the support of residents and nursing staff, ensures an optimized living and nursing environment and nevertheless focuses on the resident in his reality, vitality and uniqueness. The underlying idea is always based on the three corner stones of orientation, safety and independence to provide the best possible support to the resident in his particular daily life. 

FINALISTS:

  • PARO Therapeutic Robot by IDS Medical Systems (S) Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Virtual Forest by Lifeview Residential Care, Australia

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BEST DEMENTIA CARE PROGRAMME 
Activities, care or rehabilitation for older adults with dementia

WINNER: Green Fiesta by Li Ka Shing Care & Attention Home for the Elderly, Hong Kong SAR
‘Green Fiesta’ is a tailor-made rehabilitation program for dementia elders to enjoy activities in natural green environment within the elderly home, which is a luxury in the crowded Hong Kong living environment. The word ‘Fiesta’ originates from Spain meaning a festival or carnival. Adding the element of ‘Green’ aims in enhancing functioning of dementia elders through green activities. 

FINALISTS:

  • Triathlon for Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) by Cyril and Amy Cheung Aged Care Complex, Hong Kong SAR
  • Memory Wellness Programme by integratedliving Australia, Australia
  • Intergenerational care and activities programme by Mark Moran Group, Australia
  • The Brain Trainer Exercise with Pepper by Sendai Television Incorporated, Japan
  • Music – Bringing life to this place by The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus, Australia
  • Spark of Life by Thomas Holt, Australia

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BEST HOME CARE OPERATOR
Delivery of services to support ageing-in-place

WINNER: Yushoukai Medical Corporation, Japan
Comprehensive medical support through the integrated team of multi-occupation: Doctors, dentists, nurses, physical therapists, dental hygienists, nutrition specialists, and so on. We offer 24-hours home medical care that can solve the every problem one-stop, and support “optimal health” of each patient according to his or her condition and residual function. 

FINALISTS:

  • Guangzhou En Shan Social Services CentreChina
  • Home Nursing Foundation, Singapore
  • Home Nursing GroupAustralia
  • Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council LimitedHong Kong SAR

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BEST PRODUCT TO SUPPORT AGEING-IN-PLACE
Improves quality of living for older adults, ease-of-use, elderly friendly and affordability

WINNER: Wrappon Everi Portable Toilet by Healthcare Matters Pte. Ltd., Singapore
The Wrappon Everi is an automatic portable toilet that is placed beside the bed and converts into an elegant armchair when not in use. It does not require water to flush. Instead, human waste is collected in a proprietary sealing film that locks odours and germs within. With the touch of a button, human waste is wrapped, cut, and detached from the toilet. The caregiver can then dispose of the packet hygienically. 

FINALISTS:

  • Anjels Elderly Care & Monitoring System by Anjels Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • EC-fit by Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Nursing Home, Hong Kong SAR
  • Quantitative Timed Up and Go (QTUG) test by Solutions 4 Health Ltd, The United Kingdom
  • KaisekiRyori Grande Cuisine by The Community Medical Support Network, Hong Kong SAR
  • HOMIS Home Medical Information System by Yushoukai Medical Corporation, Japan

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BEST PRODUCTIVITY INNOVATION IMPLEMENTATION
Improvement and development of processes, programmes and services 


WINNER: NEXT-PLATFORM by Yushoukai Medical Corporation, Japan
It is an urgent task for Japan to spread home medical care because of rapid aging.
In Japan, many of the primary care physicians are working alone. To provide it, they required a 24-hour. This is a heavy duty for them, so it is not increased. To solve this problem, YUSHOUKAI provide NEXT-PLATFORM, 24-hour support by own duty doctors based on the share of rules and computerized medical record system. NEXT-PLATFORM can increase doctors providing home medical care and patients provided it. Doctors are satisfied with their life work balance, and patients are satisfied with the rapid response of the emergency and being released from hospitals.

FINALISTS:

  • Spirit of Life (SOL) at Work programme by Mark Moran Group, Australia
  • Organisational Leadership and Retention through Staff Wellness - I like to move it move it by The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus, Australia
  • Improving kitchen and nursing productivity with ready-to-eat functional foods for dysphagia residents by The Salvation Army Peacehaven Nursing Home & Health Food Matters Pte Ltd, Singapore

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BEST REHABILITATION OPERATOR

Enabling improvements for daily living, strength, and wellbeing 


WINNER: Apple Wood Saidaiji, Japan
Apple Wood Saidaiji fills the gap between hospitals and nursing homes by providing “Revitalization Program”, a specialized functional recovery rehabilitation programme that offers medical care to clients who have been discharged from acute care at hospitals and those in the highest category of care. 

FINALISTS:

  • Blisscare Australia, Australia
  • Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited, Hong Kong SAR
  • Mark Moran Little Bay, Australia
  • PhysioWorks ECON Healthcare Group, Singapore

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BEST SILVER ARCHITECTURE – COMMUNITY SPACES
Universal design with social, health and wellness engagement spaces in the community

WINNER: SilverCOVE Senior Activity Centre (Singapore) by NTUC Health Co-operative Ltd., Singapore
SilverCOVE is a new Senior Activity Centre by NTUC Health. It is located at the ground floor of two studio apartment blocks in Marsiling. We envision SilverCOVE to be an eldercare hub offering a wide range of fitness, healthcare services and social activities. 

FINALISTS:

  • Centre of Wellness (Central) (Hong Kong SAR) by Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited, Hong Kong SAR
  • TWGHs Jockey Club Sunshine Complex for the Elderly (Hong Kong SAR) by P&T Group, Hong Kong SAR
  • St Matthew's Neighbouring Elderly Centre (Hong Kong SAR) by Simonchee Architects Ltd and Kam Wah Design & Engineering Co. Ltd, Hong Kong SAR
  • Holy Nativity Church Ming Wah Centre (Hong Kong SAR) by Spence Robinson Ltd, Hong Kong SAR

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BEST SILVER ARCHITECTURE – RESIDENTIAL
Universal design with social, health and wellness engagement spaces in residential communities

WINNER: Synovum Care Bellmere (Australia) by Paynter Dixon Queensland (Australia), Australia
The facility is a 120-bed residential aged care development. The design is the first of its kind in Australia; built as a Small Scale Community. The design allows residents, no matter their diagnosis, freedom of movement in and out of their own homes and into an ’active’ community. 

FINALISTS:

  • The Brighton Retirement Community (Australia) by Campbell Luscombe Architects Pty Ltd, Australia
  • Bethanie Peel Stage 2 by KPA Architects Pty Ltd, Australia
  • St Paul’s Residential Aged Care (Australia) by ThomsonAdsett, Australia
  • Shuangqiao Golden Heights Seniors Home (China) by ThomsonAdsett Hong Kong Limited., Hong Kong SAR

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BEST TECHNOLOGY FOR OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY
Reduces workload for staff, process improvements and new approach to care delivery

WINNER: Carefort Automatic Waste Packing Machine by Healthcare Matters Pte. Ltd., Singapore
The Carefort seals non-sharp waste material into a compact, flat pack. By sealing waste material at their point of production, it prevents exposed contaminants from being transported around. This significantly reduces odour and cross-contamination. The system results in manpower, time- and cost-savings from odour-control efforts, reduced volume and frequency of solid waste disposal 
and reduced customer complaints due to odour. 

FINALISTS:

  • CareGeneral Elder Care App by IBM Corporation, United States
  • Elsi Smart Sensor System by Maricare Oy, Finland
  • Senior Centre-based Solution for Active Ageing by Napier Healthcare Solutions Pte. Ltd., Singapore
  • LUV 1 by Nextan Pte. Ltd., Singapore
  • Automatic Tablet Dispensing & Packaging System (ATDPS) by Omni-Health Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • iMedOne Mobile by T-Systems Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore

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BEST WELLNESS PROGRAMME – COMMUNITY
Encouraging wellness and promoting healthy lifestyle in the community

WINNER: The Brain Trainer Exercise with Pepper by Sendai Television Incorporated, Japan
This program is a humanoid robot, Pepper, visiting nursing-care facilities, providing the brain training exercise to including demented patients. It is a scientifically backed program supervised by Dr. Ryuta Kawashima who is a world- renowned brain scientist, and the essence of the TV program, The Brain Trainer Exercise, of Sendai Television. 

FINALISTS:

  • Love The Way You Live! (Wellness) by ECONLife! Hub, Singapore
  • Let’s play, live healthier and have Fun! by Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited, Hong Kong SAR
  • Rememory Stories by LumenLab, Metlife Innovation Centre Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Seniors Enliven! by NTUC Health Co-operative , Singapore
  • Reflexology Garden by PT. Jababeka Longlife City, Indonesia
  • Positive Ageing, Health and Wellness Program by RDNS HomeCare Limited, Australia

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BEST WELLNESS PROGRAMME – RESIDENTIAL AGED CARE
Encouraging wellness and promoting healthy lifestyle in residential aged care

Winner: Team Ride around Australia by St Hedwig Village, Australia
This program designed to get Nursing home residents up and moving, using a Motomed bike to encourage participation from all the residents with different physical ability levels. The Motomed helps with passive, active assisted and active resisted training. A Physical Therapist tracks the miles done each week and marks them on National Highway 1 on a map of Australia, displayed in the room. They enjoy virtual bike tours on a television screen. The goal is to complete a tour of Australia as a group.

FINALISTS:

  • Paddock to Plate by Mark Moran Group, Australia
  • Peacehaven Hydrotherapy Programme by The Salvation Army Peacehaven Nursing Home, Singapore

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ABOUT THE ASIA PACIFIC ELDERCARE INNOVATION AWARDS
Launched in April 2013, the annual Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards is an industry innovation driven by Ageing Asia Pte Ltd. The awards is the first of its kind in the Asia Pacific region that recognises the best in eldercare product and service delivery. This prestigious industry award takes place annually, in conjunction with the international Ageing Asia Innovation Forum (AAIF) in Singapore.

The awards logo includes a human element that represents the importance of empathy and passion by the people who work hard each day to raise the quality of life for older adults.

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