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Jakob Neeland
Jakob Neeland Mar 18, 2019

Dementia Rates on The Decline in Australia

There are currently 50 million people around the world living with dementia, and it is believed that this overall statistic is made up of over 400,000 Australians. Nearly one out of every ten Australians over the age of 65 have dementia and it is currently the single greatest cause of disability for Australians in this age group. But according to new research that was recently published in the Journal of Gerontology, current research actually suggests that the rate of...
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HelloCare Mail Mar 13, 2019

Protected: Identifying Urinary Infections In People Living With Dementia

For a large portion of the Australian population, urinary tract infections are not an issue that is generally seen as a cause for concern. It is believed that as many as 50% of women will develop a UTI in their lifetime, while only 5% of the male population will fall victim to the infection. One of the reasons for this infection’s gender bias simply comes down to a difference in anatomy, and the fact that women have a shorter urethra...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Feb 14, 2019

Pet support, manicures and massages: Surprising home care services you may not know about

Many older Australian wish to remain living at home for as long as they can. For many, it’s important they remain in their local communities, where they have friends and family nearby, they know their neighbours, and are familiar with the nearby facilities. The familiarity of home can also be reassuring to older people. The feeling of being immersed in a home they’ve created, a reflection of their life journey and rich with memories, can also be hugely comforting. With...
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Meet Lauren, Our Founder

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
Caroline Egan Mar 20, 2019

‘We eat with our eyes’: getting food right in aged care

  It’s a common situation we see all too often in aged care facilities: a resident doesn’t want to eat their meal. The person may not be able to communicate why they don’t want to eat, they may not like the meal, or the food may be too difficult for them to eat. They may not eat because the staff member helping them is distracted. Or, the resident simply may not be hungry. Of course, making sure that aged care...
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HelloCare Mail
HelloCare Mail Mar 19, 2019

Baby Maycie Visits Elderly Residents in Nursing Home

Every week Regis Ringwood has a very special visitor, Baby Maycie never fails to brighten the day of the residents.      ...
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Jakob Neeland
Jakob Neeland Mar 13, 2019

Elderly Bupa Resident Found To Have Maggots In Head Wound

An aged care facility on the NSW south coast has come under fire this week after it was revealed that a resident was admitted to hospital with maggots in his head wound. Bupa Aged Care Eden made headlines only weeks ago after it became the 9th Bupa aged care home to be sanctioned for failing to meet compliance standards and described by the Department of Health as a “severe risk to the health, safety, and wellbeing of care recipients.”...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Mar 20, 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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Caroline Egan Mar 14, 2019

Where are the government’s changes to the regulation of physical and chemical restraints?

  Back in January, the aged care minister said changes to the regulation of chemical and physical restraints in aged care were only weeks away. That was nearly two months ago. “Incidents of over use of physical and chemical restraint will not be tolerated and draft changes to regulations are expected to be released within weeks,” Aged Minister Ken Wyatt AM MP, said on 17 January 2019. Government still working on better regulations The government still hasn’t released draft...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Mar 12, 2019

Radio station playing golden oldies reduces depression, improves wellbeing

  Listening to ‘Silver Memories’ radio station improves aged care residents’ quality of life and reduces depression, aggression, and agitation, according to new research. Silver Memories is a radio station that plays music, comedy and radio serials from the 1920s through to the 60s, and has been specially designed for residents in aged care facilities to listen to. Its announcers also call out birthdays, and make special hellos, and the station plays 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “It...
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Carinity Mar 8, 2019

Leading the way in dementia care for seniors

Around 440,000 Australians live with dementia and almost 1.5 million Australians are involved in their care. However, dementia training is currently not mandatory for aged care and home care workers. Dementia Australia chief executive Maree McCabe last week told the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality that about 70 per cent of the aged care workforce did not receive any training about dementia as part of their training. Carinity Home Care is passionate about providing specialised quality service...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Mar 20, 2019

High fees, poor record keeping, untrained carers: Royal Commission’s home care hearings continue

The Royal Commission’s investigation of home care continued on Tuesday, with hearings revealing confusing fee structures, high turnover of staff, and low wages and inadequate training for carers. Meticulous record keeper reveals system’s inadequacies Josef Rack, a recipient of home care since 2010, revealed an impressive propensity for record keeping, which on Tuesday helped the royal commission shine a light on some of the shortcomings of the home care system. First assessed for a level 2 package, he received four...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Mar 20, 2019

‘We eat with our eyes’: getting food right in aged care

  It’s a common situation we see all too often in aged care facilities: a resident doesn’t want to eat their meal. The person may not be able to communicate why they don’t want to eat, they may not like the meal, or the food may be too difficult for them to eat. They may not eat because the staff member helping them is distracted. Or, the resident simply may not be hungry. Of course, making sure that aged care...
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HelloCare Mail Mar 19, 2019

Making the most of health data: the DASH model

  At the upcoming free-to-attend Australian Healthcare Week running on the 27-28 March at the International Convention Centre, Sydney, Darren Clark, Nursing Director - Medical Services, Division of Medicine and Emergency, Logan Hospital, will be speaking about the data model the hospital is using to improve decision making. The ‘DASH model’ features electronic ‘dashboards’ that display clinical information in a meaningful way to clinicians to use for clinical surveillance, decision making and audits. For example, nurses refer to a Nurse...
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