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HelloCare Mail May 22, 2019

So you’re thinking of going into a nursing home? Here’s what you’ll have to pay for

By Laura Davy, UNSW This week at the aged care royal commission hearings, the CEOs of three aged care providers called for a change in the way residential aged care is funded to improve the quality of care. This followed a plea from Aged Care Services Australia for the government and opposition to address what it called a “crisis in residential aged care funding”. But while most residential aged care funding comes from government, residents also have to contribute. So how...
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Caroline Egan May 21, 2019

Do we ‘move on’ from grief, or does it stay with us?

Grieving for a loved one can be almost unbearably painful. At times, it may even feel as though we will never recover. And yet, death and loss are a part of life, and so the profound feelings that accompany them are, in many ways, inevitable. But just as loss is an inevitability, so too it our ability to overcome it. We all find ways to cope with our loss, and as time passes, the pain dulls, and we realise we are getting...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan May 20, 2019

Adapted bikes put nursing home residents back behind the wheel

When people say ‘it’s just like riding a bike’, they’re usually referring to an activity that once learned, will always be remembered. Scarlet House Care Home, in Gloucestershire in the United Kingdom, with the assistance of Wheels for All, has made that expression a practical reality - providing bikes for aged care residents to ride, even though some haven’t ridden for nearly a century! “I loved it,” said resident Marion as she cruised the nursing home corridors, in a...
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I’m so glad you made it to HelloCare our digital magazine. We bring you the very best information around the world from Aged Care industry experts and providing a voice for the elderly community. We publish topics that we believe our audience want to read such as tips to staying healthy, support for caregivers & professionals, dementia and overall wellbeing. If you want to see more of something then please email me, as I’m here to make HelloCare exactly what you want to read about. lauren_sign
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Caroline Egan May 21, 2019

Do we ‘move on’ from grief, or does it stay with us?

Grieving for a loved one can be almost unbearably painful. At times, it may even feel as though we will never recover. And yet, death and loss are a part of life, and so the profound feelings that accompany them are, in many ways, inevitable. But just as loss is an inevitability, so too it our ability to overcome it. We all find ways to cope with our loss, and as time passes, the pain dulls, and we realise we are getting...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan May 20, 2019

Adapted bikes put nursing home residents back behind the wheel

When people say ‘it’s just like riding a bike’, they’re usually referring to an activity that once learned, will always be remembered. Scarlet House Care Home, in Gloucestershire in the United Kingdom, with the assistance of Wheels for All, has made that expression a practical reality - providing bikes for aged care residents to ride, even though some haven’t ridden for nearly a century! “I loved it,” said resident Marion as she cruised the nursing home corridors, in a...
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Anne Ring May 20, 2019

Two very different films with the same important messages for old – and young

Right now, in our cinemas there are two films – one American and one British – starring seasoned older actors in roles that mirror their stages in life. And the two have been very differently reviewed by the critics. Interestingly, however, each movie incorporates the same two important messages for those of us who have come to accept that we are on the way out, in one way or another, as we slide down the slippery slope of old age...
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Caroline Egan May 22, 2019

Two-hourly repositioning to prevent bedsores is “abuse”, study says

  New research from the University of New South Wales has raised questions about the correct way to care for those requiring pressure area care. The common practice of repositioning every two hours those at risk of developing bedsores may be interrupting their natural sleep rhythms, causing them to become more agitated and distressed, according to the new study. The practice of repositioning also fails to prevent bedsores from developing, the researchers say. The fact that the practice continues is a form...

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Aged care residents are “very lonely”, royal commission hears

  One of the nation’s leading dementia experts and a widely respected dementia advocate addressed the royal commission on Friday, explaining the challenges they see in the aged care sector and dementia care, and the solutions they propose. Professor Henry Brodaty, Scientia Professor at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing at the University of New South Wales, said residents in aged care are “very lonely”. “No one sits down and talks to the person” One researcher found that the median...
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HelloCare Mail May 11, 2019

24 Hour Nurse – A Mother’s Day Story

24 Hour Nurse: A Mother's Day Story It's a beautiful thing that International Nurses Day coincides with Mother's Day this year, Nicky Hondros, a palliative care nurse shares her and her mums heart felt story and provides a little glimpse into what it's like caring for someone living with dementia....
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Caroline Egan May 20, 2019

Aged care residents are “very lonely”, royal commission hears

  One of the nation’s leading dementia experts and a widely respected dementia advocate addressed the royal commission on Friday, explaining the challenges they see in the aged care sector and dementia care, and the solutions they propose. Professor Henry Brodaty, Scientia Professor at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing at the University of New South Wales, said residents in aged care are “very lonely”. “No one sits down and talks to the person” One researcher found that the median...
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Adapted bikes put nursing home residents back behind the wheel

When people say ‘it’s just like riding a bike’, they’re usually referring to an activity that once learned, will always be remembered. Scarlet House Care Home, in Gloucestershire in the United Kingdom, with the assistance of Wheels for All, has made that expression a practical reality - providing bikes for aged care residents to ride, even though some haven’t ridden for nearly a century! “I loved it,” said resident Marion as she cruised the nursing home corridors, in a...
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HelloCare Mail May 20, 2019

92 Organisations from 17 Countries Recognised for Innovative, Outstanding Contributions to Improving Quality of Life for Older People in Asia Pacific

Singapore, 16 May 2019 – 92 organisations from 17 countries were recognised for their innovative and outstanding contributions towards improving the quality of living for the older people in Asia Pacific at the 7th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards Ceremony & Dinner on 15 May at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Singapore that gathered over 320 industry guests from 22 countries. A total of 25 award categories, including six new categories for the healthcare architectural space that recognise and honour the creative and...
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