Congratulations to the Winners and Finalists of the 9th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards 2021

 

111 award entrants from 13 countries recognised for global ageing innovations, solutions and models at the Oscars of Asia Pacific’s eldercare industry

 

MEDIA RELEASE 

3 December 2021 – The 9th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards Ceremony was held in-person in Singapore and broadcasted virtually globally on 3 December 2021 at the finale of the Ageing Asia 2021 – World Ageing Festival (Oct – Dec) – The Hybrid Edition. 111 award finalists were recognised from 13 countries: Singapore, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Hong Kong SAR China, Japan, Belgium, Republic of China Taiwan, USA and Norway, into the finalists rounds of the OSCARS of the eldercare industry.

The global finalists met virtually and live in-person in Singapore for the awards ceremony to applaud, celebrate and be recognised for their innovative and quality approaches to change the way the regions’ older adults age, and for their contributions in shaping the future of the ageing landscape. “The annual awards aims to recognise the care sector for eldercare innovation in their business, operational and service models that strive to improve the way seniors age. Many of our global representatives may not be able to be present at the awards, nonetheless, their contributions and efforts would not be missed because the team and the awards committee are making every effort possible to bring the awards to them regardless of geographical location or time zone. During this new normal, the Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards continue to recognise and honour organisations that commit to improving the quality of life, care and happiness for our seniors”, said Ms Janice Chia, Founder & Managing Director, Ageing Asia, organiser of the Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards.

Special remarks during the ceremony were made by Dr The Honourable Lam Ching-choi, SBS, JP, Member of the Executive Council, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, The People’s Republic of China, Chairman, Elderly Commission, Hong Kong SAR, CEO, Haven of Hope Christian Service, Hong Kong SAR, and we also received congratulatory messages from our judges.

Ms Julianne Parkinson, Chief Executive Officer, Global Centre for Modern Ageing, Australia presented the “Prize of Choice” with A$15,000 worth of Global Centre for Modern Ageing (GCMA) services each awarded to “Innovation of the Year – Product” and “Start Up of the Year” category winners.

The 2021 edition celebrated 27 categories in the themes of Design & Architecture, Innovation, Model of Care, Operational Efficiency & Technology, Programmes, Community, Marketing, Research, Startup and Global Ageing Influencers. The prestigious individual nomination categories – Ageing Asia Global Ageing Influencers honours outstanding individuals annually who have developed innovations, programmes or services that advance standard of living for older adults on a global scale.

The 9th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards 2021 received over 200 entry submissions during its call for submissions. This year the finalist entries were judged by an international panel of judging committee made up of distinguished industry experts. The 24 member judging panel participated from Australia, Hong Kong SAR China, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Zealand USA, UK and Singapore, and identified the winners via an interactive virtual judging format over 3 days in October.

Launched in 2013, the Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards was created by Ageing Asia to provide an annual recognition to organisations in Asia Pacific countries that demonstrate eldercare innovation in their business, operational and service models to change the way Seniors age. The first of its kind in the Asia Pacific, this prestigious annual industry awards is one of the activities held in conjunction with the Ageing Asia 2021: World Ageing Festival (The hybrid edition).

 

 

2021 PANEL OF DISTINGUISHED JUDGES:

  • Dr The Honourable Lam Ching-choi, SBS, JP, Member of the Executive Council, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, The People’s Republic of China, Chairman, Elderly Commission, Hong Kong SAR, CEO, Haven of Hope Christian Service, Hong Kong SAR China
  • Dr Youhei Yamamoto, Advisor of Healthcare Industries, Division Commerce and Service, Industry Policy Group, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
  • Mr Kelvin Lim, Chief, Grants Division, Agency for Integrated Care (AIC), Singapore
  • Mohamed Farouk Mohamed Ismail, Director, Sector Digitalisation, Agency for Integrated Care (AIC), Singapore
  • Professor Hiroyuki Murata, Professor, Smart Aging Research Centre, Tohoku University, President, Murata Associates Inc., Japan
  • Ms Anne Doyle, President, Lasell Village, Inc., Vice President, Lasell University, United States
  • Mr Paul Sadler, Chief Executive Officer, Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA), Australia
  • Mr Takeshi Haeno, Associate Director, Monitor Deloitte Strategy, Healthcare Strategy, Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting LLC., Japan
  • Ms Natasha Ho, President, China Real Estate Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong and International Chapter Limited (CRECCHKI), Hong Kong SAR China
  • Mr John Collyns, Executive Director, Retirement Villages Association, New Zealand
  • Dr Kelvin Tan, Senior Lecturer (Master/PhD in Gerontology Programme)/Mentor (Venture Builder Programme), Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore
  • Dr Ng Wai Chong, Chief Executive Officer, NWC Longevity Centre, Singapore
  • Dr Jun Sasaki, Founder & Chairman, Yushoukai Medical Corporation, Japan
  • Ms Julianne Parkinson, Chief Executive Officer, Global Centre for Modern Ageing, Australia
  • Mr Michael Voges, Executive Director, Association of Retirement Communities Operator (ARCO), the UK
  • Dr Maliki, Director, Population Planning and Social Security Ministry of National Development Planning, National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS), Indonesia
  • Professor Jeung Jihong, Chief Researcher, Future Lab, Tsing Hua University, China
  • Dr Loke Wai Chiong, Clinical Director – Programmes, MOH Office for Healthcare Transformations, Singapore
  • Mr Patrick Bonnett, Chief Development Officer, UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing, the United Kingdom
  • Ms DY Suharya, Regional Director Asia Pacific, Alzheimer’s Disease International, Founder Alzheimer’s Indonesia
  • Mr Sean Rooney, Chief Executive Officer, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), Australia
  • Mr Ben Myers, Executive Director, Retirement Living, Property Council, Australia

 

ABOUT THE ASIA PACIFIC ELDERCARE INNOVATION AWARDS

The 9th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards Ceremony was held in-person in Singapore and broadcasted virtually to audiences globally on 3 December 2021. Launched in 2013, the Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards was created by Ageing Asia to provide an annual recognition to organisations in Asia Pacific countries that demonstrate eldercare innovation in their business, operational and service models to change the way Seniors age. The first of its kind in the Asia Pacific, this prestigious industry awards is one of the activities held in conjunction with the Ageing Asia 2021: World Ageing Festival (The hybrid edition).

 

ABOUT THE AGEING ASIA 2021 – WORLD AGEING FESTIVAL (THE HYBRID EDITION)

As Asia Pacific’s BIGGEST Eldercare Show, the festival presents the BIGGEST international ageing event in 25 days across three months, showcasing over 189 speakers with 5,400 participants from 48 countries and over 140 CPD hours of global eldercare content. By 2025, the Asia Pacific ageing market is projected at US$4.56 Trillion.

The audience that has tuned into the festival includes industry leaders, care facilities and seniors globally across the zoom platform, official festival exhibition virtual hall and social media.

The AAIF main conference aims to showcase the world’s most innovative eldercare models that will enable Healthy Ageing, Independent Ageing and Dignified Ageing, and encourages greater collaborations between business, government and community organisations. Each year, the platform provides an opportunity for new innovations, products launches and showcases.

Held alongside the main conference is the 9th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards 2021 and the Ageing Asia Innovation Exhibition (www.ageingasia2021) that curates the world’s top 100 products that will enable successful ageing – Home & Community Care, Fun Rehab, Assistive Living & Age Tech, Finance & Lifestyle, Seniors Housing & Care, Active Ageing & Dementia. The theme in 2021 aims to understand how the global social and economic landscape will evolve in a post COVID-19 new normal.

 

MEDIA ENQUIRIES

Janice Chia, Founder & Managing Director, Ageing Asia, Singapore

Email: janicechia@ageingasia.com

 

Organised by: http://www.ageingasia.com

Official Festival Website: http//www.worldageingfestival.com

Official Exhibition Website: http://www.ageingasia2021.com

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Congratulations to our Awards 2021 Winners and Finalists

*Entries are listed in no particular order*

 

Global Ageing Influencers 2021 

In honour of your outstanding achievements, as one of the top global influential thought leaders driving innovation and changing the future of ageing.

Ms Norah Barlow, CEO, Heritage Lifecare, New Zealand

Prof Patrick Bonnett, Chief Development Officer, UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing, the United Kingdom

Ms Jennene Buckley, Director, Aged Care IT Council, Australia

Mr Nathaniel Farouz, Head – Senior Living, Keppel Land, Singapore

Mr Ardi S. Hardjoe, CEO, Ang Mo Kio – Thye Hua Kwan Hospital, CEO, Thye Hua Kwan Nursing Home Ltd, Singapore

Ms DY Suharya, Regional Director Asia Pacific, Alzheimer’s Disease International, Founder Alzheimer’s Indonesia

A/Prof. Dr Kenny Tan, CEO, St Luke’s Eldercare, Singapore

Dr Gengpong Tangaroonsanti, CEO, Chersery Home International & The Senizens, Thailand

Prof. Raymond Kai-yu Tong, Professor and Chairman, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR China

Ms Ninie Wang, Founder and CEO, Pinetree Care Group and Standing Committee Member of the China Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, China

 

COMMUNITY CATEGORY

BEST ACTIVE AGEING PROGRAMME – COMMUNITY

Best interest group, activity group, performance group that encourages participation of older adults in a community setting

WINNER: 

• Cycling Without Age: Moving Generation Programme by Sree Narayana Mission, Singapore

FINALISTS:

• Rock and Roll Programme @ NTUC Health Active Ageing Hubs (Kampung Admiralty & Jurong Central Plaza) by NTUC Health, Singapore

• Virtual Programmes: Service accessibility for older Australians by integratedliving, Australia

 

BEST ACTIVE AGEING PROGRAMME – RESIDENTIAL

Best interest group, activity group, performance group that encourages participation of older adults in a residential setting

WINNER:

• Tokyo2020 Programme by Ryman Healthcare & Aware Group, New Zealand

FINALISTS:

• Active Ageing Programme at Riverine Village by Live Well Living Co. Ltd, Thailand

• Planting with a Purpose Programme by Lifeview, Australia

 

DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE

PROJECT OF THE YEAR – AGEING-IN-PLACE

Best architecture and design project by a firm that embodies ageing-in-place for older people

WINNER: 

• Jasmine Grove Retirement Village by IRT Group, Australia

FINALISTS:

• Baptcare Strathalan Integrated Community by Billard Leece Partnership, Australia

• Europa on Alma by Bolton Clarke, Australia

• Komune Living & Wellness by UOA Development Bhd, Malaysia

• McQuoin Park Retirement Living by Catholic Healthcare & Meli Studio, Australia

 

PROJECT OF THE YEAR – RESIDENTIAL AGED CARE

Best architecture and design project by a firm that supports living environments for older people in residential aged care

WINNER:

• Opal Healthcare Meadowbank Grove Care Community by Meli Studio, Australia

FINALIST:

• Estia Blakehurst Aged Care Home by Estia Health & Meli Studio, Australia

 

BEST SMART CARE TECHNOLOGY – PRODUCT

Best technology innovation that enables independence, health monitoring, operational efficiency and care support

WINNER:

• IRT Connect App, an aged care technology designed by Checked In Care and IRT by Checked In Care, Australia

FINALISTS:

• Chitosan-based Home Caring Textiles for Seniors by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR China

• THKNH – MI Robotic TEMI by MI Robotic Pte Ltd and Thye Hua Kwan Nursing Home Ltd, Singapore

 

BEST SMART CARE TECHNOLOGY – OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT SOLUTION

Best operational management technology innovation that enables independence, health monitoring, operational efficiency and care support

WINNER:

• High-quality Care Service realized by “Real Data Management” by Sompo Care Inc., Japan

FINALISTS:

• Autonomous Mobile Transportation Robot by Tanunda Lutheran Home, Australia

• JBC Connect App by Checked in Care, Australia

• Pluss Communities White Labelled App by Pluss Communities, Australia

 

BEST DEMENTIA CARE PROGRAMME

Best memory support programme to engage, enable rehabilitation and happiness for older adults with dementia

WINNER:

• To create 100 community bases for people living with dementia to live and work with their peers by 100BLG Ltd, Japan

FINALISTS:

• Creative Care Programme at SNM Senior Care Centre by Sree Narayana Mission, Singapore

• ReLEARN by Ang Mo Kio – Thye Hua Kwan Hospital, Singapore

• THKNH Dementia Care by Thye Hua Kwan Nursing Home Ltd, Singapore

 

BEST REHABILITATION PROGRAMME

Best rehabilitation programme that demonstrates improvement in strength and independence

WINNER

• HOPE 4 Care: A technology-assisted stroke rehabilitation programme by Hope4Care Team, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR China

FINALISTS:

• Care support and technology method to enhance independence for frail seniors by Polaris Co., Japan

• Transdisciplinary Rehabilitation Services at Roseville Rehabilitation Centre by Roseville Senior Living Management, Hong Kong SAR China

• Tele-Treatment Rehabilitation for Seniors by Sata CommHealth, Singapore

 

MARKETING CATEGORY

MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

Best marketing campaign that entertains, informs and celebrates a positive image of ageing. Agency entry allowed.

WINNER:

• ‘Be Ageless’ by NTUC Health, Singapore

FINALISTS:

• By Request: A Playlist of Memories by Anglicare Southern Queensland, Australia

• Culture Homes “Dining Together” Campaign on texture modified Softmeal by OHH Dear Communications & The Project Futurus, Hong Kong SAR China

• Share the Joy with CareApp by CareApp, Australia

• Ventria Residence – Re2: Reimagining Retirement Immersive Programme by Roseville Senior Living Management, Hong Kong SAR China

 

RESEARCH CATEGORY

BEST AGEING RESEARCH

Recognising the contributions and impact of the best applied research that will improve quality of life for older adults

WINNER:

• Smart homes for seniors: Intelligent home design for independent living by McLean Care, Australia

FINALISTS:

• The effect of group residence on the psychosocial well-being of elderly residents in public subsidized housing by Joe Sham Ka Hung, Hong Kong SAR China

• Weaving evidence into action for veterans with Dementia by Bolton Clarke, Australia

 

BEST HOME CARE OPERATOR

Provides the best health, care and social services delivered to home

WINNER:

• The Tanner Hill Joyous Circle by Hong Kong Housing Society, Hong Kong SAR China

FINALISTS:

• Anglicare Southern Queensland by Anglicare Southern Queensland, Australia

• Harmoni Home Care by K.P.N Senior Living Company Limited, Thailand

• mecwacare Home Care Services by mecwacare, Australia

 

BEST DAY CENTRE OPERATOR

Provides the best centre based health, care and social services to enable ageing-in-place.

WINNER:

• Jade Circle Arena by The Salvation Army Peacehaven, Singapore

FINALISTS:

• SNM Senior Care Centre by Sree Narayana Mission, Singapore

• The Tanner Hill Joyous Circle by Hong Kong Housing Society, Hong Kong SAR China

 

FACILITY OF THE YEAR – AGEING-IN-PLACE

Provides the best independent senior living or retirement village environment for older adults to age-in-place with integrated care and services

WINNER:

• Riverine Village by Live Well Living Co Ltd, Thailand

FINALISTS:

• Cheerful Court by Hong Kong Housing Society, Hong Kong SAR China

• Robin Syme Malvern – Retirement Living by mecwacare, Australia

• The Senizens Stroke Rehab Center (SSRC) by K.P.N. Senior Living Company, Thailand

 

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR – RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Best initiative response to COVID-19

WINNER:

• Zoom Volunteering Programme by Ang Mo Kio – Thye Hua Kwan Hospital, Singapore

FINALISTS:

• “I Love & Care” Social Cohesion and Reconnection Programme by Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited, Hong Kong SAR China

• #isomail by mecwacare, Australia

• Recognising Essential Workers by integratedliving, Australia

 

MODEL OF CARE

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR – CAREGIVER MODEL

Best caregiver model implementation that demonstrates talent development, training and manpower support for the sector adults

WINNER:

• Kaigo Leaders Model by Blanket. Inc, Japan

FINALISTS:

• Caregiver Tech Model Platform by Aegis Care Advisors Pvt. Ltd, India

• Eden-on-the-Park Caregiver Academy by Optimum-Eden Healthcare Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

 

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR – DEMENTIA CARE MODEL SOLUTION

Best dementia care model solution implementation that demonstrates improvement in quality of life for older adults

WINNER:

• Mind Friendly Home Exploration Centre by Hong Kong Housing Society, Hong Kong SAR China

FINALISTS:

• Future Ready Dementia Care by The Salvation Army Peacehaven, Singapore

• Home Based Dementia Therapy by Suzurankai, Japan

 

OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY & TECHNOLOGY

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR – DEMENTIA TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION

Best dementia technology solution implementation that demonstrates improvement in quality of life for older adults

WINNER:

• Cognitive training with real-time neurofeedback technology by Guardforce, Hong Kong SAR China & NeU Corporation, Japan

FINALIST:

• Delivering music as therapy and personalised reminiscing therapy in Aged Care by Moove & Groove, Australia

 

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR – FOOD & NUTRITION

Best food & dining experience that demonstrates improvement in quality of life for older adults

WINNER:

• A taste of home at Bolton Clarke Cabrini, Westmead by Bolton Clarke, Australia

FINALISTS:

• FooKit: Non-pharmacological therapy toolkit for dementia care by DreamVok Ltd, Republic of China Taiwan

• THKNH Nutrition by Thye Hua Kwan Nursing Home Ltd, Singapore

 

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR – PRODUCT

Best product implementation that demonstrates improvement in quality of life for older adults

WINNER:

• Multi-position bed to support activities of daily living from sleep to standing up by FRANCEBED, Japan and MEISEI & CO., LTD. Singapore and Japan

FINALISTS:

• Respokare Anti-Viral Mask with ViraxTM Technology by IDS Medical, Singapore

• SenseCare: Emotion AI for Mental Health intervention and wellness by Opsis Emotion AI, Singapore

• Telepresence Health Robot from THKNH-MI Robotic OHMNI by MI Robotic Pte Ltd and Thye Hua Kwan Nursing Home Ltd, Singapore

• UP Stairlift by Devi Stairlifts, Netherlands

• Urox Bladder Control by Seipel Group Pty Ltd, Australia

 

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR – ASSISTIVE LIVING LIFESTYLE PRODUCT

Best assistive living product that enables and supports lifestyle and quality of life

WINNER:

• Roller Rack by Housing and Development Board, Singapore

FINALISTS:

• Chitosan-based Home Caring Textiles for Seniors by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR China

• Pause (TUOI) by Moments Furniture, Belgium

 

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR – PRODUCTIVITY

Best practices that demonstrate improved productivity in organisational efficiencies and quality of care delivery

WINNER:

• THKNH – QTUG by Thye Hua Kwan Nursing Home Ltd, Singapore

FINALISTS:

• Aeolus Intelligent Robot For Eldercare by Aeolus Robotics, Republic of China Taiwan

• High-quality Care Service realized by “Real Data Management” by Sompo Care Inc, Japan

• Emotion AI to help social service sector to train volunteers to support mental healthcare of elderly by Opsis Emotion AI, Singapore

• Optimiser – Novigi & Presbyterian Aged Care NSW & ACT by Novigi, Australia

 

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR – TECHNOLOGY

Best technological implementation that facilitates improvement in quality of life for older adults

WINNER:

• Motiview by Motitech, Norway

FINALISTS:

• The Sophia Experience in homecare till end of life by Sophiamedi Corporation, Japan

• SilVR Adventures – Meaningful virtual reality experiences and activities for seniors by SilVR Adventures Pty Ltd, Australia

• Watch Over Sensor – Monitoring sensor for nursing care facilities and medical institutions by KingSecurity, Japan and MEISEI & CO., LTD. Singapore and Japan

 

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR – ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TECHNOLOGY

Best artificial intelligence technological implementation that facilitates improvement in quality of life for older adults

WINNER:

Opsis Emotion AI to help screen elderly for mental health issues by Opsis Emotion AI, Singapore

FINALISTS:

• AI Monitoring Device – ECHO by Lifeview, Australia

• SmartPeep AI Elderly-Sitter System by SmartPeep Pte Ltd, Singapore

• Virtual Pet AI – Overstepping Cat by Lyxis Inc., Japan

PROGRAMMES

 

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR – SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMME

Best social engagement programme implementation that demonstrates improvement in quality of life for older adults

WINNER: 

• Olympics@Ryman by Ryman Healthcare & Aware Group, New Zealand

FINALISTS:

• Animal Therapy by Ang Mo Kio – Thye Hua Kwan Hospital, Singapore

• Befriending Services through Telehealth and Tele-befriending in partnership with Scoot, DBS and NUS by Lions Befrienders Service Association, Singapore

• H.O.M.E Programme by Orange Valley Nursing Homes, Singapore

• Olympics@Ryman by Ryman Healthcare & Aware Group, New Zealand

• THKNH Xinmin Cares by Thye Hua Kwan Nursing Home Ltd, Singapore

 

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR – AGEING-IN-PLACE MODEL

Best ageing-in-place model implementation that enables older adults to age in their own home with access to social, health and care services

WINNER:

• “NEOLD” – Adaptive for the New and Old Gens by Live Well Living Co. Ltd., Thailand

FINALISTS:

• Caring, Engaging and Smart Team (CEST) to champion quality Ageing-in-Place Model by Hong Kong Housing Society, Hong Kong SAR China

• Lions Befrienders Holistic Wellness Model by Lions Befrienders Service Association, Singapore

• The Community for Successful Ageing (ComSA) Model by Tsao Foundation, Singapore

 

 

AGEING ASIA STARTUP OF THE YEAR 2021

WINNER: 

Opsis Emotion AI, Singapore

FINALISTS:

Social Gifting, Singapore

LivPlus Nutrition, USA

Carehub, Singapore

Strong Silvers, Singapore

The Inner Space Sanctuary, Singapore

MI Robotic, Singapore

The 2021 edition of the Awards presented over 25 categories in the following seven (7) key themes:
Design & Architecture
Model of Care
Operational Efficiency & Technology
Programmes
Community Category
Marketing Category
Research Category
Startup Category
Global Ageing Influencer Category

Find out more about the 10th Anniversary Special Edition Awards 2022 here

To find out more, email us at awards@ageingasia.com, we will be happy to assist you!