Intelicare to trial AI-driven platform in Bolton Clarke aged care facilities

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Australian software company Intelicare (ASX: ICR) has secured a non-binding agreement with aged care provider Bolton Clarke to trial its artificial intelligence-driven technology in selected facilities.

The agreement has been labelled a precursor to a strategic partnership deal which will see the parties work together to assess the performance of Intelicare’s ‘smart care’ platform within Bolton’s operating environment.

Intelicare chief executive officer Daniel Pilbrow said it represents the first large deal under the company’s software commercialisation strategy.

“We look forward to completing a strategic partnership agreement to welcome Bolton Clarke as a foundation client of the Intelicare platform and commencing deployment into its operations,” he said.

“The ability to […] envision, design and develop the Intelicare solution with a large industry participant will provide us with valuable learnings as we realise the commercial value of the Intelicare platform.”

Mr Pilbrow said Intelicare aims to enable people to stay in their own homes for longer while empowering healthcare providers to deliver higher quality, more efficient services.

Not-for-profit provider

Bolton Clarke is Australia’s largest independent not-for-profit aged care provider, supporting more than 130,000 people at home and in its 88 residential homes and 38 retirement villages.

It is among just 3% of the nation’s providers which offer a full range of connected care and living options, underpinned by a dedicated research arm which focuses on enhancing lives through leading research and applied knowledge.

Since 2021, aged care specialists Acacia Living Group, Allity and McKenzie Aged Care have been brought under the Bolton Clarke Group umbrella.

Welcoming the agreement

Bolton Clarke chief digital and innovation officer Johny Agotnes welcomed the Intelicare agreement.

“We are keen to start working with Intelicare on new ways to achieve our purpose of helping people live a life of fulfilment,” he said.

“There is immense opportunity in leveraging technology to help older Australians live well while supporting quality aged care and independent living services… this initial work and potential future partnership will hopefully unlock some of these opportunities to the benefit of all Australians.”