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Benetas' Positive Ageing Tool named finalist for national innovation awards

25th November 2020

Benetas' Positive Ageing Tool (PAT) was named as a finalist for the category of Realising Wellness and Reablement for the national 2020 innovAGEING Awards.

Designed to place a spotlight on innovation in the sector and the future of what aged care can be, Head of innovAGEING Merlin Kong said it been an extremely successful nomination round.

"It is heartening to see this happening because innovation is specific to organisations and their challenges and what they are trying to achieve to be the best,” Kong said.

"The finalist field was filled with innovations all about change, giving people what they want, being more productive and delivering quality services."

Benetas is proud to join this cohort investing and nurturing new ways to meet older Australian's aged care needs and a truly person-centred model of care.

Nominated for it's user-friendly Positive Ageing Tool (PAT), Benetas invested significant resources to provide older Australians with an evidence-based assessment to help older Australians preemptively detect early signs of frailty.

With one in two older Australians dwelling at home who are at risk of a minor health issue triggering a serious health decline, PAT provides older Australians with an indication of their risk and tailored resources to take the steps they need to stay independent and healthy for longer.

Benetas research in conjunction with Monash University found in 2018 that with the right interventions in place, older Australians can improve their physical resilience, functional capacity and ability to manage or reverse early stages of frailty.

The online platform, PAT, supports older Australians to do just that and put them in the driver seat of their ageing journey.

Announced early November, the sector awardees will be revealed on Thursday 26 November.