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Win News Canberra reporting – PainChek being hailed a success

St Andrews village in Hughes has been using PainChek for nine months and says it’s significantly improved its level of care and understanding.

PainChek gives non-verbal patients, a voice. People that have cognitive impairment, dysphagia, Alzheimer’s, dementia. and often, these people, unfortunately, cannot verbalise or communicate very well.

Through our research and studies, we came across a set of micro-muscle movements in the face that are indicative of pain. Some of those may be brow lowering, cheek raising.

PainChek has been in operation for around eighteen months and is being used in more than sixty (60) residential aged care facilities nationwide.

Those that work in the sector say “it makes a huge difference. It’s that diagnosis of non-verbal pain that really goes un-checked at the moment; so it’s a really important tool in the arsonry of care.”

Alison Hattley, Win News – watch the  full interview

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