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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Aug 4, 2020

Handed down recipes provide a link to history

  The Monday Morning Cooking Club first began in 2006, when two friends came together to write a cookbook to raise funds for a local charity.  Right from the start, the duo knew they wanted to create something special. They set about making a book that could sit on any bookshelf, next to any cookbook in the world, that brought together recipes from Sydney's Jewish community, Lisa Goldberg told HelloCare when we caught up recently. “We wanted to collect...
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Rianna Manuel
Rianna Manuel Aug 4, 2020

Mask fogging up your glasses? Here’s how to fix it

Since new mask recommendations came into effect, many of us glasses wearers have spent the last few weeks de-fogging our specs every few minutes. It has quickly become a frustrating part of our daily routine. But there’s a quick and easy fix that will only take you a few minutes. This handy tip has come from a pair of surgeons published in the medical journal Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, so you know it’s come from...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Jul 29, 2020

Royal commission’s COVID-19 hearings will not cover Melbourne outbreaks

  The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will hold special hearings into the aged care sector’s response to COVID-19, but it will not investigate the situation in Victoria in order to avoid creating an unnecessary distraction while the crisis is still underway.  The hearings will be held from 10 to 13 August 2020. The royal commission will look into the ways that Sydney nursing homes, including Newmarch House, Dorothy Henderson Lodge and Opal Care Bankstown, responded...
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Launching our new HelloCare Store

  In direct response to the challenges providers and workers are facing accessing trusted, quality suppliers of personal protective equipment (PPE), our new online store was launched this week. The HelloCare Store in partnership with GoodThings, offers a range of personal care and protective equipment. Visit the bulk order store for businesses or the consumer store to view products and order online.
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Aug 4, 2020

Handed down recipes provide a link to history

  The Monday Morning Cooking Club first began in 2006, when two friends came together to write a cookbook to raise funds for a local charity.  Right from the start, the duo knew they wanted to create something special. They set about making a book that could sit on any bookshelf, next to any cookbook in the world, that brought together recipes from Sydney's Jewish community, Lisa Goldberg told HelloCare when we caught up recently. “We wanted to collect...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Jul 31, 2020

Australia’s oldest Olympian turns 100 and celebrates with a ski run named in his honour

  Thredbo has renamed a run ‘Frank’s Face’ to mark the 100th birthday of Australia’s oldest living Olympian, Frank Prihoda. Mr Prihoda competed in the 1956 Winter Olympics, and has lived and skied in Thredbo for 46 years. He owned a shop in Thredbo – Frank’s Place – and was once a fixture on the slopes of the alpine village.  Video courtesy of Thredbo A daring escape from Czechoslovakia In 1948, Mr Prihoda and his sister, fellow Olympic skier, Sasha Nekvapil and...
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Bron Watson
Bron Watson Jul 31, 2020

Making moments count, navigating Alzheimer’s with love 

  Meet my mum, her name is the Rev Dr Cath Holt.   Alzheimer’s struck early for her, she had not even hit 70. She was still working part time as a Parish priest when she heard the words ‘you have Alzheimer’s Disease and will be living in a nursing home within two to three years’. We couldn’t believe it at the time. But it was true, and my mum is following the textbook Alzheimer’s Disease trajectory. This is a...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Aug 6, 2020

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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Making moments count, navigating Alzheimer’s with love 

  Meet my mum, her name is the Rev Dr Cath Holt.   Alzheimer’s struck early for her, she had not even hit 70. She was still working part time as a Parish priest when she heard the words ‘you have Alzheimer’s Disease and will be living in a nursing home within two to three years’. We couldn’t believe it at the time. But it was true, and my mum is following the textbook Alzheimer’s Disease trajectory. This is a...
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Caroline Egan Jul 24, 2020

Improving dementia care in a time of fear and confusion 

  COVID-19 has been a difficult period for all of us, but for those living with dementia and their loved ones, the pandemic has thrown up unique and unprecedented challenges. At this week’s webinar titled ‘Caring for people with dementia during COVID-19 restrictions’,  hosted by the Older Persons Advocacy Network, leading experts shared their advice for this difficult time. What’s it like living with dementia during COVID-19? Dementia Australia CEO, Maree McCabe, said those living with dementia are among...
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Laura Roscioli Jul 14, 2020

The link between Alzheimer’s and Menopause, according to new research

New research shows that menopause has the potential to raise a woman’s risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, due to loss of estrogen.  Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, predominantly affects people 65 and older. Although well-known, the condition has remained a mystery, the primary cause or causes are mostly unknown.  New findings, published in the journal of Neurology, are poignant and progressive. Alzheimer’s; the disease that was long considered as an inevitable result of ageing and genetics...
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HelloCare Mail Aug 6, 2020

Aged Care Employees Day a chance send local nursing home staff your best wishes

Every day at work in our aged care home you can see the anxious faces of our staff. This is not a recent phenomenon but has been the accumulation of stresses over the past few years. Our home is not the only one to experience this. It is sector wide and it needs to be fixed. The impact of this negativity on staff is impacting on their ability to feel good about themselves and that what they do is worthwhile...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Aug 5, 2020

Where’s my retention bonus? One in four aged care homes have failed to apply

  The government’s aged care ‘retention bonus’ has been plagued by controversy from the outset, and is widely seen to have been bungled by the government. The Minister for Aged Care, Richard Colbeck, announced the aged care worker retention bonus back in March: a $800 payment for residential aged care staff and $600 for home care workers. “We know we are asking a lot of this critical workforce as we face this unprecedented health emergency,” he said at the...
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Rianna Manuel
Rianna Manuel Aug 5, 2020

Essential worker’s permits – who needs one?

Under the Victorian government’s new Permitted Worker Scheme, essential workers and on site staff will now be required to carry a worker’s permit from 11:59pm tonight. Premier Daniel Andrews has described the scheme as “old-fashioned common sense,” with the paper permit designed to streamline the process of police stops and checks for staff heading into work.  Since the Monday morning announcement of sweeping restrictions to Victorian industry, questions have been flying about who is and isn’t required to...
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