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  • HomeStay’s technology is used in St John of God Accord’s new home for people with an intellectual disability.
  • The tech features an emergency hub, motion sensors and an app for family and carers
  • St John of God Accord said HomeStay’s technology will serve as a blueprint for further housing and have committed $11.6 million to develop ten more homes

Healthcare tech provider HomeStay has signed a deal to supply its products to St John of God Accord homes. The specialised houses are designed for people living with intellectual disabilities.

The company’s Caring Intelligent Home system includes an emergency hub which connects to a 24/7 support centre, motion and door sensors in all rooms, which use infrared rather than cameras and microphones and personal alarms.

Additionally, an app is available for families and carers which displays users’ sleep and eating patterns, as well as registering and alerting if a fall has taken place. These statistics are measured through a wearable device.

According to HomeStay, the new St John of God Accord home has met the high physical support requirements outlined by the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The home has also met requirements by Liveable Housing Australia to accommodate for people with complex needs.

The design of the house is intended to give residents maximum independence and assist them with every day tasks.

HomeStay’s CEO, Philippa Lewis, said the company hopes its new technology in the house will have a meaningful impact on the quality of lives of individuals living with an intellectual disability with concurrent complex needs.

The home is opening this week in Brighton, Victoria, with residents expected to begin moving in next month.

The company’s technology was chosen to be implemented due to a successful trial which concluded in March this year.

CEO of St John of God Accord Lisa Evans said: “This house and all the technology within it will serve as a blueprint for future housing, with St John of God Accord committing a further $11.6 million to develop an additional ten houses for people and an intellectual disability in the near future.”

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