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Opioids do little to ease joint pain for seniors

Older Australians with muscle and joint pain shouldn’t waste their time seeking a prescription for opioid medication to east their pain, new research suggests. A University of Sydney study, published in the Journal of Pain, has shown that opioids provide ...

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Virtual reality improving wound care

Aged care staff are testing the usefulness of virtual reality headsets for senior clients, and it’s transforming wound management procedures. Originally developed by the gaming industry, VR intervention has emerged in clinical care as a non-medicinal method to distract patients ...

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Put pets on the aged care agenda: peak

Animal Welfare League Australia (AWLA) has urged the aged care sector to embrace pet-friendly services to help older adults remain with their own animals for as long as possible. Citing its 2017 Pets in Aged Care Study, the group said only 18 ...

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