Technology leading way for new disability accommodation

A new home that is giving people with an intellectual disability a new level of accommodation and support through the use of assistive technology is opening in Brighton East, Victoria today. The house, built by leading disability care provider St John of God Accord, features assistive technology developed by Internet of Things company, Quantify Technology, and other partners, to give those with an intellectual disability an improved quality of life. ASX-listed Quantify Technology Holdings Limited (ASX:QFY) designed a solution based on their existing intelligent building technology to match the needs and goals of residents moving into the


The Company’s ground-breaking devices allow carers to focus on delivering better care outcomes, and residents to live safer, more independent lives by enabling residents to trigger customised living

experiences such as morning and night-time scenes, using easily understood sun and moon symbolled buttons.

The effectiveness of the technology and house design will be independently assessed by Deakin University to help inform future houses, with St John of God Accord committed to investing $11.6 million in a further 10 houses for people with an intellectual disability over the coming years. “We strongly support St John of God Accord’s plan to help those with a disability realise their goals and aspirations, using the NDIS,” Brett said.

About St John of God Health Care

St John of God Health Care is one of the largest Catholic provider of healthcare services in Australia. Established in Western Australia in 1895, St John of God Health Care is a not-for-profit private healthcare group and a ministry of the Catholic Church. The organisation employs more than 13,950 staff across Australia, New Zealand and the wider Asia Pacific region, and operates 24 facilities

comprising 3,407 hospital beds in Australia and New Zealand, as well as home nursing, disability services and social outreach programs. St John of God Accord, a division of St John of God Health Care, is one of the largest Catholic providers of disability services in Australia and provides supported accommodation across 31 houses and short

stay accommodation at two respite houses.

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