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An age-old problem

Incontinence is a major reason why people move into residential care, and most aged residents suffer from it – which is why access to workforce training, education and support on the issue is a top priority for the sector. No ...

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Balancing act

As the elderly are at greater risk of dehydration than younger and healthier people, it is essential that carers know how to identify, prevent and treat it.    It is well-known that Australia is an ageing nation, and that this ...

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One site fits all

Architects design centres that allow residents to stay put as their needs change.  Australia’s ageing population is growing larger every year. According to the latest Census, people aged 60 and older are the largest demographic today and this is expected ...

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Words moves minds

Bush poet’s live performances bring excitement and social stimulation to residents.  This article describes the experiences of Nerelie Teese, an Australian bush poet who performs in retirement villages, aged hostels and nursing homes in rural Victoria, New South Wales and ...

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New government, new rules

HACC case managers are amongst those waiting to see how the change at the top will affect their fate.  So, we have a new national government. Since the election, we now also know there will be no minister for ageing ...

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Meal matching

One diet doesn’t fit everyone. Pay attention to the particular nutritional needs of residents.  As we age, good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle are central to maintaining a high quality of life and independence. The Australian Dietary Guidelines, launched in ...

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All’s well for dream facility

New Sunshine Coast health and well-being precinct ready to serve the region.  All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: ...

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Wound healing: the silent epidemic

Developing innovative therapies for treatment.  Small, everyday injuries are not considered important because they usually heal without any trouble. However, many do not mend properly and problems such as diabetic foot ulcers, leg ulcers from chronic venous or artery disease, ...

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