Exhibitors

7th INTERNATIONAL. CARERS CONFERENCE

EXHIBITORS

Amcal

Amcal has built its reputation on providing health and wellbeing solutions to Australians for more 80 years. Amcal puts professional health care within reach of every Australian.

From prescription care to heart health support, health tests to pain relief, Amcal’s growing range of services are redefining pharmacy care; making health advice and support more available, affordable and accessible to those in need.

Federal Department of Social Services

The Australian Government, through the Department of Social Services (DSS), is working to improve the lifetime wellbeing of people and families in Australia by encouraging independence and participation and supporting a cohesive society.

It is estimated over two and a half million Australians care for a loved one, friend or neighbour on a regular basis. DSS funds a range of programs, services and payments to support carers in their caring role.

Practical information for carers is available through Carer Gateway online at www.carergateway.gov.au or by calling 1800 422 737.

Bupa

Our purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives. With no shareholders, we reinvest our profits in more and better healthcare for around 32 million customers in 190 countries.

In Australia and New Zealand we are a diverse health and care company. In addition to our health, travel, pet, car, home and life insurances, we operate dental clinics, aged care homes, retirement villages, optical stores, GP clinics, rehabilitation centres, wellness and medical visa services.

We’re also making a difference through our Bupa Health Foundation – one of Australia’s largest corporate foundations dedicated to health – turning breakthrough research into real health and care improvements for over 10 years.

National Disability Insurance Agency

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing disability support.

The NDIS will provide all Australians under the age of 65 who have a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to enjoy an ordinary life.

The NDIS will help people with disability achieve their goals. This may include greater independence, community involvement, employment and improved wellbeing.

As an insurance scheme, the NDIS takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life.

The NDIS also provides people with disability, their family and carers with information and referrals to existing support services in the community.

By 2019, the NDIS will support about 460,000 Australians with disability.

National Home Doctor Service

13SICK, National Home Doctor Service is Australia’s largest network of home visiting doctors. Our team of 800+ doctors provides urgent after hours medical care to patients at home and in aged care residences.

13SICK gives patients across Australia access to urgent medical attention at night and on weekends, when GP Practices are closed. Our Doctors treat acute, episodic illnesses and injuries, such as respiratory infections, migraines, gastro, fevers, urinary tract infections, and injuries from falls: conditions that, while not life-threatening, require urgent medical attention. All doctor home visits are bulk billed for patients with a Medicare or Gold DVA card.

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia

Novartis provides innovative healthcare solutions that address the evolving needs of patients and societies. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Novartis offers a diversified portfolio to best meet these needs: innovative medicines, eye care and cost-saving generic pharmaceuticals. Novartis is the only global company with leading positions in these areas.

We have more than 60 years’ history in Australia and employ around 800 associates across our three divisions. We believe continued R&D is essential to innovation and in Australia we invest around 20M annually in local clinical trials.

Our mission is to discover new ways to improve and extend people’s lives. We are committed to patients, associates, healthcare partners and society at large to improve access to healthcare and essential medicines as we aspire to become a trusted leader in changing the practice of medicine.

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Formed in 1928, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia is a peak national employer organisation, which represents Australia’s 5,500 community pharmacies. The Guild has a National office in Canberra and Branch offices in every State and Territory. We own a number of successful companies, including the Guild Group (insurance, superannuation, legal), Gold Cross (products and services) and GuildLink (consumer medicines information, medicine compliance and pharmacy services platforms).

Government of South Australia - SA Health

SA Health is committed to protecting and improving the health of all South Australians by providing leadership in health reform, public health services, health and medical research, policy development and planning, with an increased focus on wellbeing, illness prevention, early intervention and quality care.

SA Health is the brand name for the health portfolio of services and agencies responsible to the Minister for Health, the Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse and the Minister for Ageing.

The portfolio consists of the Department for Health and Ageing, Central Adelaide Local Health Network, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, Women’s and Children’s Health Network, Country Health SA Local Health Network, and SA Ambulance Service.

 SA Health provides many important services to the South Australian community including:

  • public hospitals
  • metropolitan and country health service delivery
  • environmental health
  • communicable disease control
  • epidemiology
  • health promotion
  • pathology services
  • drug and alcohol services
  • emergency and ambulance
  • organ donation.

Anglicare SA

For more than 150 years, AnglicareSA has supported South Australians in need. Our more than 1800 staff and 700 volunteers support nearly 58,000 people each year.

AnglicareSA supports people to change their lives for the better. Our vision is justice, respect and fullness of life for all.

We are here for people from all walks of life, and our diverse programs include disability care, mental health services, parenting, youth, foster care, financial literacy, new-arrivals, Aboriginal services, emergency assistance, homelessness and aged care and more.

Alzheimer's Australia SA

Alzheimer’s Australia SA represent more than 413,106 Australians living with dementia and the estimated 1.2 million Australians involved in their care. We advocate for the needs of people living with all types of dementia, and for their families and carers, and provide support services, education and information. Alzheimer’s Australia is a member of Alzheimer’s Disease International, the umbrella organisation of Alzheimer’s Associations around the world.

Australian Digital Health Agency

Tasked with improving health outcomes for Australians through the delivery of digital healthcare systems and the national digital health strategy for Australia, the Australian Digital Health Agency commenced operations on 1 July 2016. 

We are working with all areas of the community – including patients and the public, carers, healthcare providers, scientists and researchers, entrepreneurs and technology innovators – to ensure that what we do is always shaped around their needs, wants and aspirations.

Established as a statutory authority in the form of a corporate Commonwealth entity, the Agency reports to State and Territory Health Ministers through the COAG Health Council.

Avant Innovations

Avant Innovations is a dynamic new face in the assistive technology industry, combining 20+ years’ experience with a focus on ‘safety, comfort & dignity’. We offer reputable international brands of equipment which promote independence and quality-of-life to persons of all abilities. Our focus for the Carers Australia event is ‘mypersonal hygiene’ and our key products are HMN shower commodes, GoLoo disposable bedpans & urinals, Hijyen sanitary wipes and the all new AirBody full-body dryer. Visit stand 17 to find solutions that improve the experience of the care giver and the care receiver alike!

Brightsky Australia

BrightSky Australia is a one-stop-shop for home-delivered everyday and specialist healthcare products. Our extensive product range includes continence, wound care, skin care, nutrition and mobility. BrightSky is a registered NDIS provider with over 4 years experience servicing participants.  All proceeds go towards supporting people with a physical disability.

Carers New Zealand

Carers NZ supports New Zealand's 420,000+ family carers, providing information, advice, learning and support and raising awareness of their important role across society.

Care Support Network

Care Support Network is an easy to use website that provides a simple way for clients to access a diverse and flexible community of carers. It's a network that brings choice, freedom and quality of life for clients and care providers.

Clients can use their Home Care Package, NDIS funding or personal funds to buy the services offered by participating carers. They remain in control of their funds, choosing what services they want and who will provide them. Individual carers can choose the hours they work, how much they charge, where they work, and who they work for.

Carer Support Network SA

CSN SA consists of the key organisations that provide a range of targeted carer support services to unpaid family carers living in South Australia, and who are committed to using the Carer Support model as the basis underpinning how these services are delivered. Network Members sign an MOU which outlines how the Network operates.

Purpose:

CSN SA purpose is to;

  • Influence policy direction regarding the role of carers, including young carers (children and young people under 25).
  • Influence the establishment of quality and consistent specialised carer support services.
  • Inform Government through the relative portfolio departments about the issues impacting on carers and their families and highlight emerging trends in carer need.
  • Promote the Carer Support Model as best practice for carer support at State, National and International forums.
  • Advocate for the improvement of access to and availability of, essential support for carers, and the person they care for, across South Australia.

ClubMates Travel

 ClubMates Travel was founded in 1988. ClubMates evolved into a leading travel company and tour operator. ClubMates is now an established global company, proud to assists anyone with disabilities in the creation of the perfect holiday. ClubMates can facilitate almost any kind of holiday, whether you want to travel in your home country, abroad as an individual or part of a group. ClubMates offers tailor-made holidays with specialized support structures, depending on the needs of the passengers and their destinations.

Our crew member's presence is to ensure passengers will have fun on their holidays and provide safety and comfort.

Our loyal customers that frequently use ClubMates to arrange and support their holidays are testament to our incredibly thorough job done by our staff.

Dementia Support Australia

Dementia Support Australia (DSA) is a partnership, led by HammondCare, that provides the national Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service and Severe Behaviour Response Teams.

DSA provides support and advice to carers of people with dementia who have behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia that are impacting on their care. DSA is available to assist in community, residential and acute settings.

The DSA partnership brings together a diverse range of dementia expertise from across the aged care industry. To request support or learn more contact 1800 699 799 (24 hours, 7 days a week) or visit www.dementia.com.au

Dignity Party

Dignity Party is a political party (registered in SA).  We are a human rights based organisation aimed at achieving fairness for South Australians.

Dignity Party MP, Hon Kelly Vincent is the youngest woman ever elected to an Australian parliament and the first person to be elected on a disability rights platform.

First elected in 2010, Kelly gets results through her parliamentary work, among her achievements:

  • Kelly took the lead in seeking to establish SA’s Disability Justice Plan;
  • She instigated a select committee enquiry into the educational experience of students with disabilities, and;
  • She ensured that universal design principles are considered in state planning law.

Kelly Vincent has found that problems arise due to the disproportionate amount of time people with disabilities have to spend battling with bureaucracy simply to gain the fair access to the world that others simply take for granted. 

Kelly is achieving real and lasting results for people with disabilities and other marginalised South Australians, especially during the roll out of the NDIS. 

Kelly has become a prominent, highly respected policy maker and advocate in the South Australian disability and political landscape. 

Familyze

Familyze creates a tiny private online network of the family and friends of an older person living independently.  It’s time to change the way families talk about ageing.

Lifelink

LifeLink Telehealthcare provides a range of assistive technology products to support people with a wide variety of care needs, to live safely and independently in their home  so that people can approach the future with confidence. At our state-of-the-art technology hub, the Feros Care’s Experience Centre, clients and health professionals can look, touch, feel and experience exactly how the equipment works. LifeLink  been leading the industry in digital care models that are transforming the way we support people to live healthy, independent, socially connected lives in our communities.  LifeLink takes a fresh approach to health and aged care, providing clients with reliable, flexible, and innovative solutions designed to meet their individual needs. We have been recognized nationally for innovation, receiving awards for the use of smart technologies, service delivery models, sustainable business practices and positive ageing and living well.

Lifemere

The Australian company Lifemere is proud to introduce a world first adaptable feeding system for Aged Care Facilities and Community Care. The RoseCup target a significant increase in efficiency and safety - restoring dignity and self-value by promoting independent feeding while saving carer time and input. Different attachments personalise the device to the needs and preferences of the user. Enjoy now all three levels of thickened fluids in a stooped, upright or reclined positions. Our great tasting NutriTaste range specifically made to suit the RoseCup, helps to restore optimal hydration and nutrition - the cornerstones of wellbeing. 

Lumin

We all know the future needs to look brighter for carers and those they care for, the question is how. Blocks Global believe technology, designed with the user in mind, is a big part of the solution. Lumin is a large, easy to use, touchscreen for the home. Carers connect via a free app on their smartphone, providing much-needed reassurance and support.

Our product Lumin is co-designed by people who live with the realty of caring. It exists to reduce the burden of unpaid carers and deliver efficiency and a new level of service for care providers. Please come to Booth 16 for a demonstration, or discussion around the role technology plays in this important journey. 

Lumin is in market and available now. Let’s talk!
 

Merck

Today, Merck is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. As the importance of family is firmly rooted within our long history, our ongoing commitment to focusing on caring for the family and loved ones, is part of our DNA.  Merck’s responsibility and commitment to helping patients live longer, more fulfilled lives stretch beyond medical innovation for patients. Our unwavering focus on providing the best possible care for patients means we are constantly seeking ways to improve their lives. To this end, the carers of patients are an often-overlooked, yet critically important link, in the chain of support for patients. We believe that by reaching out to embrace the needs of their carers, we’ll be providing better support for patients.

Mind Australia Ltd

Mind Australia Limited (Mind) is one of the country’s leading community-managed specialist mental health service providers. We have been supporting people dealing with the day-to-day impacts of mental illness, as well as their families, friends and carers for over 40 years. We provide practical and motivational support that helps people develop the skills they need to move on, thrive and improve the quality of their lives.

Mind also offers carers a range of supports including a national Carer Helpline, online carer forum, education and support services including counselling, peer support, respite, recreation days and events and support groups.

Navigating Alzheimer's

Carolyn Cranwell has eighteen years experience as an Alzheimer's carer from pre-diagnosis to coping with grief and is passionate about supporting carers through long term caring and raising community awareness and acceptance.

Carolyn has combined full-time work and raising her family while being the primary carer for her husband.  Feeling overwhelmed by her growing and ongoing responsibilities led her to develop simple straight forward coping and survival strategies and measures.

Carolyn is the author of "Navigating Alzheimer's - Survival Secrets of a Long Term Carer", a Carers' Coach, Consultant, Lawyer and Senior Transport Security Adviser for Government with twenty years experience in advisory and policy roles.

Palliative Care Australia

Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is the national peak body for palliative care in Australia, providing leadership on palliative care policy and community engagement. Working closely with consumers, its Member Organisations and the palliative care and broader health workforce, PCA aims to improve the quality of life and death for people with a life-limiting illness, their families and carers.

Royal District Nursing Service

Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) in South Australia is part of the Silver Chain Group, comprising of Silver Chain in Western Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.

We are a not-for-profit organisation delivering community health and care services across Australia. We help people of all ages to receive the care they need to remain happy and healthy at home. 

We have a proud history of serving Australians for over 110 years in Western Australia and more than 120 years as RDNS in South Australia. We currently deliver our alarm services in every state and territory in Australia.

Serco

Serco is a trusted partner of governments around the globe in delivering complex and sensitive human services, leveraging global research and best practice whilst maintaining the flexibility to respond to local needs.

Serco is keenly aware that social change and human development requires an individualised, empathetic and professional approach: our expertise is founded on delivering a broad range of complex social services in challenging circumstances.

We build capability in people and communities, including those experiencing social disadvantage, to create a more inclusive and enabled society. We do this individually, or in partnership with a range of community organisations and governments.

Skylight

Skylight offers a range of programs and services for people experiencing mental illness and for their family and friends who care for     them. We provide support and information, build community awareness and advocate for improved mental health policy and services. 

At Skylight we talk about "sharing the journey" which means walking alongside people in their recovery and carer journeys. We value lived experience and peer led programs, leading to outcomes which enhance wellbeing and strengthen resilience.

Stretchy Tech

We are bringing life-changing results to people living with disability with customised inclusive technology. We have a whole life approach. Our solutions are focused on increasing independence, dignity, well-being and freedom, both at home and in the community. Our products won't set you apart from mainstream society. If anything, they will set you ahead.

We offer simple, discrete and contemporary customised inclusive technology packages that allow you to achieve things with ease that you would otherwise find difficult or out of reach. We use the term inclusive to describe the technology solutions that we offer because they increase your control, independence and freedom. We use the latest cutting edge technology that works through state-of-the-art smart devices. 

We take the time to ensure we understand your situation and what you want to achieve in all areas of life. We know what technology works and we'll put together a custom technology package for you based on your interests. We'll work closely with you to get you operating this technology with ease, whether that be by hand, switch, voice control or any other method. We'll review and adapt until we get it right!

Nothing out of reach - That's our tag-line because we want you to go big on your goals and your aspirations. It's our job to empower you to reach what you want with inclusive technology.  

Who is Stretchy Tech? -We are passionate technology geeks- The kinds of people who can't wait to play with the latest and greatest tech in a rapidly moving field.

We are top level occupational therapists- The kinds who think outside the square and work collaboratively with our clients.

We've joined forces under one roof to bring the life changing power of inclusive technology to people living with disability in Australia.

The Caring Factor

The Caring Factor was started with an idea to offer a different alternative for the adult garment protectors currently available.

Whilst searching for available garment protectors it became apparent that they were mostly referred to as “Adult Bibs”.  We felt that this term was undignified and so we coined a new term for our product.  We call it “SPILLWEAR”

We wanted to change the look of garment protectors and have designed our “Spillwear” with one eye on function and the other on fashion and colour.

Our “Spillwear” is made of the highest quality, single layer fabric with a durable laminated back for waterproofing. It is light weight, shrink resistant and crush resistant and comes in a number of colourful, distinctive prints.

Also we offer a range of sizes as we understand that not always does one size fit all.

The Department of Health - My End of Life Care

The Department of Health is working on a range of materials to highlight the importance of having a conversation around palliative and end of life care. It is important to start talking early about end of life care as this allows control over choices and can reduce the burden on family and loved ones. The My End of Life Care communications resources are tools to help start the conversation.

UBER

Uber first launched in Australia in 2012 and is now available in 17 cities across the country. More than 3 million Australian riders choose Uber as a safe, reliable and affordable way to get from A to B in their city, while more than 60,000 driver-partners use the app to make money on their own schedule. Uber’s mission is to bring reliable transportation to everywhere, for everyone. We started out in San Francisco to solve a simple problem: how do you get a ride at the touch of a button? Seven years and more than three billion trips later, we’ve started tackling an even greater challenge: reducing congestion and pollution in our cities by getting more people into fewer cars.

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