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There are so many things in life we cannot control, but what we usually can control, at least for most of our lives, are our bodies and minds. So, what happens when we start to lose this control? How does it feel to be diagnosed with a disease that feels like it’s...
Like most things in life, we often don’t appreciate something until we lose it. The senses are one (or five) of those things. If you’ve ever intermittently lost your taste buds due to a virus, you’ll realise what a massive difference they make to you. With hearing,...
In Australia, one in every four deaths is due to cardiovascular disease. So, let’s talk about heart disease and look at what you can do to protect your heart well into your golden years.
Sight is one of our most precious senses. It allows us to appreciate the beauty of the world, see the faces of our loved ones, and function with ease in our daily lives. Unfortunately, as we get older, a natural part of ageing is the weakening of eyesight.
It’s only natural to wish for things to stay the same forever, and perhaps this tendency is one of the reasons why discussions about end of life planning are difficult, but necessary.
We are all familiar with disabilities that are clearly visible, such as ones which reduce mobility, cause movement disorders, or limit the senses, like hearing or sight. But not all disabilities are evident at first glance.
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At over 70 years of age, Elsie has several health conditions, but she wanted very much to continue living in her home.
When people suffer strokes, it can severely limit their mobility and ability to communicate and care for themselves.
Looking after people who are ageing, by providing caring support and respect can be an incredibly rewarding occupation for many.
If you’re compassionate about caring and making a difference for people living with disabilities, then the home care sector could be a perfect fit for you. Looking after people as a disability support worker, with empathy and respect, can be an incredibly rewarding occupation.
Careful planning and understanding of risks will go a long way toward getting out and about as restrictions ease.
According to the Australian Network on Disability, one in five Australians have some form of disability, a total of 4.4 million people.
Today we find ourselves in rather uncertain times and I know that many of you will be feeling worried and anxious about your loved ones and their ongoing welfare and care.
There is no reason older Australians can’t stay active and remain in good health. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) reports that 7 in 10 Australians aged 65 and older considered they had good health or better than good health.
By 2027, the government projects that there will be nearly 5.2 million Australians over age 65, or nearly 18% of our population. In another ten years, by 2037, the percentage of older Australians is expected to reach 20% of the population: one in five.
As dementia progresses, people find even the simplest tasks becoming more difficult and ultimately find it difficult to live independently. Your loved one could have increased difficulty paying attention, planning, learning new things, and can lose interest in activities they once enjoyed.
People with dementia can continue to live at home with in home care and support, and what’s more, their quality of life will be greatly improved by living in a supportive and appropriate home environment.
How do I maximise the value of my home care package? It's easy to be confused about government-subsidised in-home care. At times there seems to be too little information and too many unanswered questions: How much do in-home care or aged care services cost? Will I be...