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Janine Yeates
Janine Yeates Jul 15, 2018

Design for social innovation. The future of aged care.

On Wednesday, 4 July 2018, Ellis Jones and innovAGEING brought together 25 executives, referral organisations, designers, architects, researchers and academics from across the aged care sector. In Ellis Jones’ Realm of Possibilities workshop space, people rolled-up their sleeves and got out of their comfort zone for our event – Design for social innovation. The future of aged care. The Ellis Jones team set the scene for the evening by challenging participants to get hands-on with the techniques. The focus, they said, was on exploring the...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Jul 10, 2018

Why do people with dementia get pneumonia?

It is extremely worrying when someone with dementia develops pneumonia. Pneumonia is more common among elderly people and affects those with weakened immune systems, such as those who are living with dementia. A study of people living with dementia showed that as many as 40 per cent developed pneumonia over the 18-month study period. The two types of pneumonia: viral and bacterial There are two different types of pneumonia. Viral pneumonia is more common during the colder months, and can...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Jul 4, 2018

Euthanasia: the risk a person will be coerced into ending their life

The practice of 'voluntary assisted dying' is becoming more accepted around the world, and will be legal in Victoria from next year. Although there is a growing acceptance of assisted dying in our society, it’s important to note the practise is associated with very serious risks - and one of the most significant risks is that an elderly person may be coerced into ending their own life. When voluntary assisted dying is made legal, safeguards against coercion are always considered and...
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Joanne Rahn
Joanne Rahn Jul 13, 2018

Newly Crowned Ms World 2018 Also Claims Title of Australia’s Oldest Beauty Queen

Robyn Canner has claimed the title of Australia's oldest beauty queen from Ms Earth Australia 2017 Suzi Dent after being crowned Ms World 2018 in Seattle. Ms Canner, 60, has proven age is but a number yet again by beating out beauties from 22 countries, aged 26-plus. Contestants were judged on fitness wear, evening gown, an interview and panel question. “I was up against a lot of younger women and won – so it’s one more for the oldies,”...
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Understanding Advance Care Planning

Australia’s population is ageing. Well-coordinated and appropriate health care is a key priority. It's becoming increasingly important for the health care sector to better understand advance care planning, which supports person-centred care, aligned with an individual’s values, goals and preferences. Advance Care Planning Australia is partnering with recognised advance care planning leaders across Australia to deliver an advance care planning seminar in every state and territory in 2018-2020. This first seminar is in Perth and presented by Advance Care Planning...
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Amy Henderson
Amy Henderson Jul 10, 2018

David Goodall’s Final Hour And Why Discussion Must Keep Happening

David Goodall, an esteemed biologist and ecologist caused a media stir when he announced that he was seeking, at the age of 104, to end his life. Having had a close relationship with journalists across his lifetime, this announcement came as a shock to many who had followed and reported on his passionate and insatiable approach to life. In an interview conducted earlier this year Goodall told a journalist “I am not happy, I want to die” sparking what was...
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HelloCare Mail Jul 16, 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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Leah Bisiani
Leah Bisiani Jul 16, 2018

Turning the world on its axis – only the perspective of the person living with dementia can illuminate our viewpoint

This is the second appendix to Leah Bisiani's article "Understanding the Unequivocal Rights of People Living with Dementia: Express Yourself with Behavioural Expression”. Togetherness and altruism Dementia may challenge us as care partners because of the fundamental complexity of the condition, however it is time we regain our focus, first and foremost, and look towards the person living with dementia, instead of our habitually, self-indulgent tendency to create situations that are all about ‘us’. Caring for another could potentially be viewed...
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Leah Bisiani Jul 16, 2018

Dispelling the Myth – “Sundowning”

This is the third appendix to Leah Bisiani's article "Understanding the Unequivocal Rights of People Living with Dementia: Express Yourself with Behavioural Expression”. “Sundowning” could be considered another false perception that is constructed by distorted viewpoints utilised by society and the health profession in generating negative stereotypical attitudes towards people who live with dementia. It seems humanity tend to prefer judging those that do not meet preconceived impressions of how we must present at a certain age. Thus, we have...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Jul 10, 2018

Why do people with dementia get pneumonia?

It is extremely worrying when someone with dementia develops pneumonia. Pneumonia is more common among elderly people and affects those with weakened immune systems, such as those who are living with dementia. A study of people living with dementia showed that as many as 40 per cent developed pneumonia over the 18-month study period. The two types of pneumonia: viral and bacterial There are two different types of pneumonia. Viral pneumonia is more common during the colder months, and can...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Jul 16, 2018

Second Newcastle nursing home sanctioned following unannounced government audit

A second nursing home in Newcastle has received sanctions from the Department of Health, after it was deemed to pose “an immediate and severe risk to the health, safety and wellbeing" of residents. The sanctions were imposed following an unannounced audit of the facility, in which the nursing home met only 17 of 44 expected outcomes. The audit found, among other things, that “There are not appropriately skilled and qualified staff sufficient to ensure care recipients’ care needs are met in...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Jul 13, 2018

Home Care costs unclear, Aged Care Minister reminds operators of their obligations

The minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt, has written to home care providers to remind them of their responsibilities under new systems that require them to provide information about their prices. They will also be required to add a link to their pricing schedules on the portal’s Home Care Package Service Finder. A common complaint from people looking for home care is that it’s difficult to compare different providers, especially in terms of price and quality. Many operators do not clearly...
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Understanding Advance Care Planning

Australia’s population is ageing. Well-coordinated and appropriate health care is a key priority. It's becoming increasingly important for the health care sector to better understand advance care planning, which supports person-centred care, aligned with an individual’s values, goals and preferences. Advance Care Planning Australia is partnering with recognised advance care planning leaders across Australia to deliver an advance care planning seminar in every state and territory in 2018-2020. This first seminar is in Perth and presented by Advance Care Planning...
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