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Ratio of Skilled Staff to Care Recipients Bill: Mandating Aged Care Staffing Ratio | HelloCare

Staffing ratios has been an ongoing debate in aged care. Staff, residents and families have all been very vocal that better care comes from better …

Quality vs Quantity: Supporting Older People's Diet and Nutritional Needs | HelloCare

Eating a balanced, nutritious diet and maintaining a healthy weight is important throughout your life, but can require more thought in senior years …

"One of the key lessons I have learned is the power of an apology" | HelloCare

As children we get taught that when we do something wrong, we should apologise and say we’re sorry.<p>So why is it that as adults, and organisations, we …

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Dementia is, according to World Health Organsation (WHO) defined as affecting “acquired impairment of higher mental functions, including memory, the …

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Aged care has evolved with the growing number of older people needing services as well as the complex medical needs of the residents.<p>As the sector …

Could Changing the Tap Water Lower The Risk of Dementia? | HelloCare

During the 50s and 60s in Australia, Fluoride was added to public water supply to reduce tooth decay.<p>Tooth decay is one of the most prevalent chronic …

The Truth about Loneliness and Its Effect on Men | HelloCare

At every age, it is difficult to battle loneliness stemming from changes to our social lives. For seniors, many challenges may arise and may seem …

Suffering and Dementia | HelloCare

I chose this title because I know what reaction it will receive from those within the public leadership roles in dementia care. It is the use of …

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A coalition of grass roots aged care advocates representing thousands of concerned citizens across Australia have joined forces to call for a Royal …

Gastro Outbreak in Aged Care | HelloCare

One of the most dangerous things about gastro is how contagious it is – something that can be a challenge when living in aged care.<p>Gastro, which is …

Government Stats on Aged Care Provision: What Do The Numbers Say? | HelloCare

Statistics now available from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare paint an interesting picture about aged care services. Statistics on …

'Help Me, Help You' | HelloCare

Working in the aged and community sector has finally taken the leap in transitioning the sector and the services to be focused on empowering people …

Should Aged Care Facilities Involve Residents in Meal Prep? | HelloCare

While living in aged care, having a hearty meal can be the highlight of a resident’s day. A good meal can satisfy hunger, lift moods and be a focal …

R U Ok? Day: Showing Care to Older Australians | HelloCare

Held annually on 14th September since its foundation in 2009, R U OK? Day is a national day of action dedicated to connecting with others with one …

Psychology Explains Why Some Older People Worry So Much | HelloCare

Have you ever caught yourself in a worry spiral? It’s different to regular worrying.<p>Regular worrying is being concerned about something, like if your …

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The thought of living in a nursing home often fills people with dread, conjuring up images of being ‘locked away,’ with no freedom or privacy, and …

The Role of Accreditation: Whose Responsibility is it Anyway? | HelloCare

Whose responsibility is it to check that aged care facilities are maintaining adequate standard of care? In Australia, it belongs to the regulatory …

What Causes Pneumonia in Severe Dementia? | HelloCare

When a person has dementia, their immune system can often be compromised leading them to develop other medical conditions.<p>One of the most common …

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The close friendship of Sue Marsden and Margaret Dixon is truly a case of the stars aligning.<p>In December 2016, it was through pure serendipity that …

Aged Care Celebrating Nationalities From Around The World | HelloCare

Braemar Presbyterian Care celebrates the cultural diversity of residents living at each of its three Aged Care facilities on a daily basis. This …

10 Medical Conditions That Can Be Painful For People With Dementia, That You May Not Have Thought Of | HelloCare

Pain is a symptom of a variety of different conditions and injuries – this also includes dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.<p>People with dementia may …

Signs You Might Have Hearing Loss and What To Do About It | HelloCare

Hearing plays a big role with how we communicate and interact with others. So when our hearing is diminished, it can affect many different aspects of …