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9th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards 2021

Held in conjunction with Ageing Asia Start-Up Pitch Stadium & Ageing Has Talent!

Awards Ceremony will be held "Live" in Singapore and broadcasted virtually to over 35 countries on 20 Oct 4-7pm (Singapore)



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

*Entries are listed according to name of organisation in alphabetical order*


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

FINALISTS:

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

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

• 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

FINALISTS:

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

• 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

FINALISTS:

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

• 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

FINALISTS:

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

• Pause (TUOI) by Moments Furniture, Belgium

• Roller Rack by Housing and Development Board, Singapore


INNOVATION OF THE YEAR – PRODUCTIVITY

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

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

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


INNOVATION OF THE YEAR – TECHNOLOGY

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

FINALISTS:

• Motiview by Motitech, Norway

• 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

FINALISTS:

• AI Monitoring Device – ECHO by Lifeview, Australia

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

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

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


BEST SMART CARE TECHNOLOGY – PRODUCT

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

FINALISTS:

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

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

• 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

FINALISTS:

• Autonomous Mobile Transportation Robot by Tanunda Lutheran Home, Australia

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

• JBC Connect App by Checked in Care, Australia

• Pluss Communities White Labelled App by Pluss Communities, 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

FINALISTS:

• Europa on Alma by Bolton Clarke, Australia

• Jasmine Grove Retirement Village by IRT Group, 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

FINALISTS:

• Baptcare Strathalan Integrated Community by Billard Leece Partnership, Australia

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

• Opal Healthcare Meadowbank Grove Care Community by Meli Studio, 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

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

• Kaigo Leaders Model by Blanket. Inc, Japan


INNOVATION OF THE YEAR – DEMENTIA CARE MODEL SOLUTION

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

FINALISTS:

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

• Home Based Dementia Therapy by Suzurankai, Japan

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


PROGRAMMES

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR – SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMME

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

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

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

• "NEOLD" - Adaptive for the New and Old Gens by Live Well Living Co. Ltd., Thailand

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


INNOVATION OF THE YEAR – RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Best initiative response to COVID-19

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

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


BEST DEMENTIA CARE PROGRAMME

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

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

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


BEST REHABILITATION PROGRAMME

Best rehabilitation programme that demonstrates improvement in strength and independence

FINALISTS:

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

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

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


BEST HOME CARE OPERATOR

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

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

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


BEST DAY CENTRE OPERATOR

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

FINALISTS:

• Jade Circle Arena by The Salvation Army Peacehaven, Singapore

• SNM Senior Care Centre by Sree Narayana Mission, Singapore

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


MARKETING CATEGORY

MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

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

FINALISTS:

• ‘Be Ageless’ by NTUC Health, Singapore

• 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


COMMUNITY CATEGORY

BEST ACTIVE AGEING PROGRAMME - COMMUNITY

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

FINALISTS:

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

• 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

FINALISTS:

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

• Planting with a Purpose Programme by Lifeview, Australia

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


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

FINALISTS:

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

• Riverine Village by Live Well Living Co Ltd, Thailand

• Robin Syme Malvern - Retirement Living by mecwacare, Australia

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


RESEARCH CATEGORY

BEST AGEING RESEARCH

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

FINALISTS:

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

• 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


LAST CALL FOR AGEING START UPS!

The Top 10 Ageing Start Up finalists will be participating in the pitch stadium to present to investors and operators, and vying for the prestigious Start Up of the Year 2021 trophy and a prize of A$15,000 value by the Global Centre for Modern Ageing. Closing date is 15 September. Finalists will be required to present to judges on 14 October. Results will be out on 20 October 2021

Submissions close 15 Sept 2021 - Register

Dance, sing, cook, paint, draw, mime, juggle and perform your way into our hearts this World Ageing Festival 2021! Enter now at https://bit.ly/AHT2021-entry to submit your videos or videos of seniors you know showcasing their talents. It can also be an intergenerational performance. We will reveal the top 50 during the festival. Stand to win a trophy on 20 October if you are the Ageing Has Talent! of the year 2021 at the 9th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards. Winners will be determined by our judging committee.

Showcase your Innovations, Solutions and Models on a Global Stage!

The Story of the Awards 

Launched in 2013, the annual Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards is the first of its kind in the Asia Pacific region that was created to recognise organisations and the teams for their innovative and quality approaches to change the way the region’s older adults age, and applaud their contribution in shaping the future of the ageing landscape.

The 2021 edition features categories in the themes of Design & Architecture, Model of Care, Operational Efficiency & Technology, Programmes, Community Category, Marketing Category.

The prestigious individual nomination categories – Ageing Asia Global Ageing Influencers and Global Ageing Trailblazers awards that honours industry change makers and trailblazers are also calling for nomination.

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 elders through their innovations in business, operations and care delivery.