ExSitu Founders live in Tamworth, 3rd & 4th March 2020
Empowering Individuals to take control of the care they receive
ExSitu founders April Creed and Rebecca Glover, will be in Tamworth on 3rd & 4th March for two events at the University of New England’s SMART Region Incubator. After winning the UNE SRI’s RISE 2019, the founders chose Tamworth to officially launch their start-up, ExSitu in the New England region, with a panel discussion and workshop.
ExSitu is a holistic, web-based app that provides those requiring aged care or disability services, the ability to make decisions about their care. Taking into account not only their medical and clinical requirements but also their core values and beliefs, ExSitu empowers individuals to steer the decision-making process related to their care.
ExSitu’s mission is to create a tool that improves the quality of life by empowering people invested in care to understand each individual’s core values regardless of their capacity to express them. ExSitu is a simplistic yet holistic online tool which provides a means for individuals to express and record their core values and translates them into clinical documents.
With over 40 years of combined experience in the health and aged-care sectors, Nurses April and Rebecca were driven to create a means of delivering dignified, tailored and customer-centred care.
“What we’ve both seen time and time again was that people aren’t prepared to make decisions about a loved one’s care. They lack the tools to have meaningful conversations or they’ve left it too late, which leaves families and care providers with no way to make decisions based on that person’s wishes,” said April.
“It can leave tears in family relationships. People think they’re organised with a will and a power of attorney, but they find they actually have no road-map for making these crucial decisions about care. Working with real people in these situations over many years, Bec and I knew there had to be a better way.”
Based at iAccelerate at the University of Wollongong’s Innovation Centre, April and Rebecca have already received national recognition for ExSitu, winning the 2019 innovAGEING National Award for Improving Consumer Choice.
The ExSitu launch kicks-off with a panel discussion on Tuesday 3rd March, 6pm -8pm ‘”Protecting values and identity as we age – what you need to know”.
The panel of passionate healthcare and aged-care providers will discuss innovation in the aged care sector and the need to protect the values, dignity and identity of those facing what can be the most vulnerable time of their lives.
Professor Rod McClure
Dean – Faculty of Medicine and Health University of New England
Professor Christine Jorm
Director of New South Wales Regional Health Partners
Principal Solicitor- Turnbull Legal Solutions
Carer speaking from personal experience
Dementia Consultant at the Dementia Centre, HammondCare
On Wednesday 4th March, 9am-12pm, April and Rebecca will host an interactive workshop to demonstrate the ExSitu platform and answer questions about how it can protect and empower individual values and identity in care settings.
The region’s healthcare, aged care and disability workers across all levels, solicitors as well as those requiring care and their family and loved ones are invited and encouraged to attend both events which are free of charge.
To register, visit the event pages at Eventbrite:
For further information about ExSitu, the founders or the events, please contact:
Rebecca Glover from ExSitu at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dimity Smith from UNE SRI at email@example.com
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