The mid-north coast region of New South Wales is emerging as a growth hub for aged care and healthcare professionals, with a new hospital and university campus specialising in aged care set to open in Coffs Harbour towards the end of 2019.
“Given that the first day of the Living Well Expo was devoted to aged care and the second to healthcare, this was the perfect two-day event for us to showcase our multimetric balance measurement capabilities.
“Coincidentally, our slogan, Live Well Longer, fitted perfectly with the aims and objectives of the Living Well Expo too,” Mr Bergman said.
Balance Mat Research & Relationship Coordinator Simona Galimberti and Marketing & Sales Consultant Kim Hodges were on hand with Managing Director Ian Bergman and Marketing Manager Margaret Metz to liaise with aged care and healthcare providers and measure the balance of more than 100 people, young and old and from many different walks of life, over the two days.
Results were uploaded into the Balance Mat score information system as part of a national database on balance measurement.
“From the seniors who stood on the Balance Mat on the Tuesday for balance measurement to the refugees studying aged care and English at TAFE who had their balance measured on the Wednesday, what drew them to our stand was the immense novelty value of our Balance Mat product.
“Out of the hundred people who had their balance measured over the two days, only ten had poor balance, with the other 90% being in the range of good to fair balance. This was consistent with the results of several other large-scale measurement programs Balance Mat Pty Ltd has undertaken.
“The event also provided an excellent opportunity for us to seek local and national partners under our Innovation Partnership Program,” Mr Bergman said.