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HelloCare Mail Feb 20, 2018

More Patience for the Elderly Needed in the Emergency Departments

Australia has an ageing population, and with that come a growing number of older people being admitted to hospital. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, approximately 41% of all hospital admissions were for people over 65. Many of these people are elderly, frail and may have other medical conditions, such as dementia. Older people who are admitted to hospital need to be treated differently to how a younger person or a child is treated. This is usually...
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HelloCare Mail Feb 15, 2018

What is Palliative Care? The Principles That You Need To Know

When a person is told they need palliative care, it can be an emotional and confronting thing for them and their loved ones. It is quite natural to feel afraid when hearing the words 'palliative care' for the first time, but with the right information and support the process can be made easier. Palliative care essentially means that a person is at the end of their life, and a big focus is on keeping them comfortable so that they are able to live out their final time...
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HelloCare Mail Feb 6, 2018

Underdosing Pain Medications and Overdosing Antipsychotic Drugs

Getting medication right is a delicate thing when you or a loved one is in care, and medication errors pose one of the greatest risks to patient safety. Giving too little medication will not be effective and will  leave the patient or resident in a great deal of discomfort. Giving too much and there can be dire and side effects - which can include death. Pain, Pills and Palliative Care According to new research, this is especially an issue in...
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HelloCare Mail Feb 20, 2018

Stopping Elder Abuse: Attorney-General Announces National Plan to Address the “Critical Issue”

A National Plan to address elder abuse will be developed to ensure the protection of older people in our community. Attorney-General, Christian Porter, announced the National Plan today, in a speech to the Fifth National Elder Abuse Conference in Sydney. The Council of Attorneys-General, comprising the Commonwealth and all State and Territory Attorneys-General, has agreed to work together to develop the Plan. "This is a key first step in bringing government, business and community stakeholders together to properly address this...
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HelloCare Mail Feb 19, 2018

New Stronger Flu Vaccine for Older Australians after 2017’s Deadly Outbreak

Last year, the killer flu outbreak was particularly devastating in aged care. In Victoria alone, it was reported that 121 aged care residents had died from the flu. In comparison, last year there were 36 fatal Victoria cases. Overall, more than 1100 people across Australia died from the flu last year. More than 90 per cent them were by people over the age of 65. Because of that, the Federal Government will provide two new ground-breaking flu vaccines to over...
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HelloCare Mail Feb 19, 2018

Call for Help: Elderly Abuse Hotline Red Hot, To Be Expanded

An elderly abuse hotline has been receiving so many calls that the NSW State Government has been forced to appoint caseworkers to help with referrals. The NSW Elder Abuse Helpline and Resource Unit will now have caseworkers who will help was referring callers to the appropriate agencies and each complaint followed-up and monitored. The trial will cost about $150 000, after it was found that the number of calls had recently doubled. This trial is based on similar programs operating...
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HelloCare Mail Feb 21, 2018

Nurses in Aged Care – Health Effects of Working Night Shift

Aged care workers are some of the hardest working people in the world. Working in a ‘caring’ profession isn’t a job that you clock in and out of from 9 to 5 - it’s has them on their feet for hours on end, shift after shift. And their shifts can be at any time, at any hour. Nurses or Personal Carers are even working through the night when most people are comfortably in bed. People rely on being cared for...

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What is Dementia?

This is Part 2 of The University of Queensland Brain Institute’s Brain Series on HelloCare Dementia is not a single disease, but an umbrella term describing a collection of symptoms from a range of conditions that cause parts of the brain to deteriorate progressively. Dementia affects functions such as memory, perception, behaviour, language, and personality. There are more than 50 conditions known to cause the symptoms of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common, accounting for about 60-70% of cases. Other common...
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Victoria Traynor Feb 19, 2018

Neglected Issue: Exercise for Individuals Living with Dementia in Residential Aged Care Facilities

Most health professionals working in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) will agree that physiotherapy and exercise for individuals living with dementia is a neglected area, even though there is evidence that demonstrates numerous benefits. A systematic review found studies demonstrated significant improvements in cognition, agitation, mood, mobility and functional ability for individuals living with dementia in RACFs when they participated in exercise. Recent Australian studies have also demonstrated the feasibility of physiotherapy and exercise for individuals living with dementia in...
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Why We Need to Talk About Dementia

This is Part 1 of The University of Queensland Brain Institute’s Brain Series on HelloCare Dementia is a complex health problem, both because of the sheer number of underlying conditions that can cause it (more than 50) and because of its direct and indirect impact on people and the health system. We currently have no cure for any form of dementia. With an ageing population, people are living longer and the social and economic costs continue to rise. More than 400...
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HelloCare Mail Feb 21, 2018

Carinity Crisis: Five Deaths Under Mysterious Circumstances, Leads to Investigation and Urgent Facility Review

A staff member at Carinity Fairfield Grange home has raised the alarm over five mysterious at the Queensland nursing home. The residents’ deaths, which occurred over the past 12 months, are currently being investigated by police. All five residents were receiving palliative care from the one doctor, who has now been reported. Carinity CEO, Jon Campbell, explained that they took immediate action when the matter was brought to them. "As soon as we became aware of the breach of procedure...
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HelloCare Mail Feb 20, 2018

“Tip of the Iceberg”: Dozens of Queensland Aged Care Homes Fail Accreditation

Pioneer Lodge has officially failed it's audit as published in a report by the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency yesterday. Of the 44 quality standards that must be met, the aged care facility failed 13 of them, including clinical care, medication, pain management and nutrition. This all occurred during an unannounced spot check last month. The Blue Care facility is already under fire for cutting it’s staff down from 24 to 16 over the last year. The report read: "The home does not...
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HelloCare Mail Feb 16, 2018

Australian Aged Care Quality Agency Shakeup: Aged Care Watch Dog to Be Shut Down?

In news overnight, it was announced that Australian Aged Care Quality Agency will be overhauled after failing to detect the countless elder abuse that was happening at South Australia’s Oakden Older Persons Mental Health Service. The Aged Care Minister, Ken Wyatt, says that the health, safety and wellbeing of senior Australians in aged care is non-negotiable. “What happened inside Oakden was shocking and the Turnbull Government is committed to ensuring the situation is not repeated,” he told HelloCare   “On...
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