The Selwyn Foundation has entered into an innovative joint venture with leading Australian health technology and community service provider, Feros Care, to service the New Zealand health sector’s community-based care requirements.
The new company, ‘Inviga’ (from “Invigorate”), is a 50/50 JV between both organisations. It has been established following the success of a six-month Telehealthcare pilot* undertaken by Selwyn last year and developed in association with Feros.
In a market increasingly seeking innovation and value-based approaches to service delivery, Inviga has been set up to provide technology-enhanced service models in communities around New Zealand.
The Selwyn Foundation Chief Executive Officer, Garry Smith, says: ‘Both Selwyn and Feros have a shared vision to improve outcomes for people through technology-enabled, home-based service delivery models and to provide more holistic and coordinated wraparound care to a wider range of people who are in need.'
‘Our priority is to work with our service partners to assist clients in remaining independent, socially connected and healthy in their own homes and so prevent or minimise their admission to hospital or residential aged care.'
‘Community-based care is predicted to grow significantly over the next 10-15 years. Organisations such as DHBs, ACC, insurers and others who are tasked with providing tailored, restorative healthcare to individual patients are looking for new thinking in the provision of high quality services that are cost-effective and add value to both the end-user and the funder.'
‘By leveraging Feros’ expertise in the Australian market and in smart technologies, and Selwyn’s experience in the provision of care, Inviga is well placed to respond to this need. Inviga is focused on setting new standards of restorative community health services and ensuring better quality and sustainable client outcomes.’
With 25 years’ experience in providing home-based and community care for older people, Feros Care has led the telehealthcare revolution in Australia. The Selwyn Foundation has been providing homes, services and care for older New Zealanders for over 60 years and advocates a holistic model of care dedicated to the overall wellness of the individual and not just their clinical care.