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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 6, 2018

Hospital’s Medication Error Leads to Death

When you or a loved one go to hospital, you would hope and imagine that you would get the best care possible. That means getting the right procedure from a capable doctor, being cared for being a responsible nurse and getting all the right medications. But for one patient, that sadly did not happen - and it eventually led to his death. Paul Lau was a healthy 54 year old man. He was in hospital to get a routine knee...
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HelloCare Mail Feb 5, 2018

Could We Train Our Brains To Recover After a Stroke?

Strokes can be devastating for people who experience them and their families. Through a clot of blockage in the brain, the affected area stops receiving oxygen and nutrients that it needs to keep the brain cells alive and working. A new research has found that temporary sensory deprivation may help the brain heal itself after a stroke. It’s believed that the brain is able to “rewire” itself. The research from Washington University School of Medicine did a peculiar experiment on...
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HelloCare Mail Jan 31, 2018

Carer Arrested Over Nursing Home Assault: “The Victim Thought She Was Going To Die”

An 81 year old aged care resident is recovering in hospital after she was attacked by a carer at South Australian facility. Phillip Athanasos was on duty at Pine Lodge in Plympton North, when he violently beat the elderly woman over the head. The incident occurred on Sunday night, with the staff reporting it to police the following day. Athanasos was arrested after being questioned on Tuesday night. The victim told the police that she thought she was going to...
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