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Integrating innovative, smart technology with high quality face-to-face care is at the heart of AnglicareSA’s new disability accommodation in northern Adelaide.

Today, Minister for Human Services Michelle Lensink, formally launched AnglicareSA’s new Bridgeview development, which features three brand new homes to accommodate up to six people.

Initially opened in 2015, Bridgeview has successfully supported those living with disability to live as independently as possible, as well as empowering them to actively contribute to their local community.

AnglicareSA CEO Peter Sandeman, said smart technology enables important opportunity to modernise care in the disability space and provide increased independence for customers.

Minister Michelle Lensink and AnglicareSA CEO Peter Sandeman officially launch Bridgeview’s new homes

“Through the integration of this new technology, via their smartphones and tablets, we’re giving our customers the tools they need to live as independently as possible and access flexible care, as they require it,” he said.

“Conversely, this technology allows our qualified support staff to remain available to our customers without being intrusive.

“Whether it’s dimming the lights, regulating room temperatures or checking who’s knocking at the door, it’s all possible with the touch of a button.”

Through the tablet, staff can communicate directly with customers, respond to any alerts, access and lock doors or blinds, as well as monitor alarms.

“It provides a great blend of technological innovation and face to face care and support,” Mr Sandeman said.

“Combined with individually tailored, high-quality onsite support services, we can care for our customers in a way that reflects their preferences and matches their needs.”