february, 2019

16feb(feb 16)8:00 am17(feb 17)4:30 pmCAREHACKa group collaboration striving to make a difference in aged care8:00 am - 4:30 pm (17) Physcial Sciences Building, Room 0008Audience:Alumni,Employers,Government departments & agencies,Industry partners,Researchers,Students

Event Details

By 2053, one-quarter of Australia’s population will be aged 65 and over. Care needs are increasing as we live longer, along with rising health costs. Older people are experiencing loneliness and social isolation and in some cases, social injustice.  Families can find meeting the needs of older family members difficult given competing priorities and a lack of knowledge and caring skills.   Our homes and neighbourhoods are not conducive to ageing bodies and social needs and our care system is not keeping up with the increasing expectations of older people and their families. We need our model of care to be a model of a home.

A hackathon is a multi-day event where people come together and work intensively on ideas. Care Hack offers an opportunity for participants to come together to reimagine aged care and its current challenges to lead to an outcome that improves the life and care of older Australians.

Join us as we reimagine aged care! We need your ideas, concepts and solutions to give older people the future they deserve.

Care Hack is growing the research agenda and tackling a real-world problem. Ageing and aged care will affect us all at some stage of our lives. Through this group think-tank event, we believe we can make a difference.

On offer for your creative ideas:
$2,000 1st prize
$1,000 2nd prize
$500 3rd prize

To participate, please register below.


Saturday 16th February

  • 8:00am Doors Open/Check-in
  • 8:30am Breakfast
  • 9:00am Introduction
  • 9:30am Pitches & Team Information
  • 10:00am Hacking Commences!
  • 12:00pm Lunch
  • 1:00pm Hacking Session
  • 4:00pm Hacking Finish

Sunday 17th February

  • 8:30am Breakfast
  • 9:00am Hacking Session
  • 12:00pm Lunch
  • 1:00pm Hacking Session
  • 3:00pm Session Finish/Project Demos
  • 4:00pm Judges Decision
  • 4.15pm Awards Presentation
  • 4:30pm Care Hack Closed

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16 (Saturday) 8:00 am - 17 (Sunday) 4:30 pm


Physcial Sciences Building, Room 0008

Flinders University, Biology Road, Bedford Park SA 5042


Vanessa Mills-Cock | Events Officer, CNHSvanessa.millscock@flinders.edu.au