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Benefits for couples in care

When one partner has dementia it can add an extra level of difficulty when they are separated. An accident caused some worrying times for one Perth couple recently but nothing could break the relationship apart, not after 70 years of ...

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When to fortify food

Building up meals for those who need them is not expensive, writes Samantha Murray Malnutrition rates currently remain around 50 per cent in Australian residential aged care facilities. As we all know, malnutrition increases the risk of falls, rates of ...

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Making it feel like home

Manufacturers are now keen to supply materials for the sector, but co-ordinating the overall design can be a challenge, writes Ellie Roberts The aged care industry is evolving as with most other aspects of our modern society, perhaps even more ...

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Built-in safety pays off

Adapting building design for seniors need not cost more and greatly reduces accidents. By Melissa Abalo With Australia’s ageing population, the demand for quality retirement accommodation is greater than ever. As well as catering for residents’ and staff needs, it ...

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Builders’ pain, sector’s gain

The construction industry needs work so it’s a good time to develop, but finding investors will be difficult. By Flynn Murphy The building sector is struggling. Construction is in general decline, with a negative outlook for 2013 reflecting broadly the ...

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Keeping the mind and body busy

Recreational activities such as walking and swimming are an important feature of Lutheran Community Care A Queensland provider of aged care is ensuring residents remain positive and active by immersing them in a diverse range of recreational activities, hobbies and ...

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Tackling a ticklish topic

A leading continence nurse is heading to Asia to help advance treatment for the disabling condition Incontinence is often a tough topic to talk about but one of Australia’s leading nurses in this field has been talking about it for ...

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