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Appetite goes before a fall

Reduce the risk of painful, damaging tumbles by ensuring proper nutrition and hydration. Falls are amongst some of the most serious and preventable injury-related causes of hospitalisation facing older Australians, with 1 in 5 people either breaking a bone or ...

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Influenza outbreaks going unreported in NSW

Half of the aged-care facilities in south-western Sydney that should have reported an influenza outbreak did not do so. That’s one of the key findings from a report that looked at the underreporting of influenza outbreaks in aged-care facilities in the ...

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Parkinson’s lesser-known symptoms get spotlight

Healthcare workers attuned to the hidden bladder and bowel symptoms of Parkinson’s are better able to help mitigate their added burden, and peak bodies are working to raise awareness. Ahead of World Parkinson’s Day, on April 11, the Continence Foundation of Australia ...

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Facility aims to connect with Aboriginal people

Leaders of a West Australian aged-care facility say their pastoral care approach, designed to meet the needs of Aboriginal residents, can be reproduced in other aged-care communities. Rosemary Hogan, head of residential care at Southern Cross Care (WA), said the ...

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