Anthem Care in Bowral introduces PainChek

This article was originally published in the Hawkesbury Gazette and Newcastle Herald on 4 June 2018.

“‘Pain is a feeling of the past’ at Anthem.

The Bowral nursing home has engaged PainChek to assist non-verbal residents including ones with dementia or strokes.

Anthem’s pilot of PainChek is the first clinical application for technology in the Southern Highlands.

Anthem care systems manager Jill Allsopp said since the introduction of PainChek, residents have suffered less pain and enjoy more of each day.

“It’s so beneficial and efficient both time and financial wise,” Ms Allsopp said. “It has changed the treatment plans of some residents.”

Ms Allsopp said anyone could apply the technology.

“You don’t need a degree to use the app,” she said.

“If you can push a button, you can use it.”

If this one month trial is successful, PainChek will be implemented in nursing homes across the county and has the potential to be used for non-verbal children under the age of three.

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Anthem Care in Bowral introduces PainChek