aged care home
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HelloCare Mail May 10, 2018

How ratios helped turn around aged care home exposed for ‘elder abuse’

An aged care home exposed for poor care and elder abuse has turned it operations around in only a few years, to the extent that recently it has been the recipient of care and leadership awards. Panorama’s undercover investigation of an aged care home in Essex, UK, revealed poor levels of care and resident abuse in a programme that was aired in 2014. The programme broadcast shocking footage, including film of staff hitting and harassing residents. Three workers were jailed...
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Ken Tunley's Hero's Wish - with Grant-min
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HelloCare Mail May 7, 2018

What a way to celebrate 100 years – with a joyride on a WWII biplane

A joyride through the clouds in an open cockpit World War II biplane was an exhilarating way to start the day for Ken Tunley. A resident at Vasey RSL Care Bundoora, Ken was presented with a boarding pass for the specially commissioned flight to celebrate his 100th birthday. Departing from Tiger Moth World in Torquay, Ken’s personal pilot remarked that it wasn’t often that the passenger was older than the plane. “The plane ride was fabulous – I really like...
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dementia prevention
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HelloCare Mail Apr 29, 2018

Science Weighs In On Dementia, Ways To Help And Prevent

By Amy Henderson - Journalist For many dementia is an ugly word. It is the thing that has taken their freedom from them, for spouses it is the thing that has changed the person they have loved for decades. It is a thing they fear, it is a thing they hate. To enter into this discussion is first to acknowledge the pain, hurt and confusion in this space. Australia and those who inhabit this land must stand with and support...
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old lady downsizing
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HelloCare Mail Apr 29, 2018

What is Relocation Stress Syndrome?

By Amy Henderson - Journalist Birds create their nests, ready to protect and cherish their young, polar bears create burrows to safely hibernate in during winter. Most animals tirelessly work to create precious places to dwell in. Humans are no different. We spend years, countless dollars and even more unconscious emotional currency investing into our homes. We start and develop lifelong partnerships in them, we bring home miraculous new life to them, we wrestle through the bath time routine with...
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