With a growing ageing population and increase in chronic diseases, chronic wounds are becoming more frequent. Often occurring in the elderly, chronic wounds are defined as wounds that take more than four to six weeks to heal.
Pressure ulcers, which lead to chronic wounds, can cause high degrees of pain, discomfort and decreased mobility. Older people with these types of wounds also suffer from higher death rates. Chronic wounds are a very serious and potentially life-threatening issue, so it is...
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"With wounds costing the Australian health system $3 billion every year and nearly half a million Australians suffering from chronic wounds every day – we need your support to spread awareness."
Each year Wound Awareness Week takes place to raise awareness of chronic wounds across Australia. This year’s theme of Wound Awareness Week is “Let’s Talk About Wounds”.
We are encouraging more people to raise awareness of the rising issue of wounds, what wound symptoms are, and to encourage more people to go and see a wound...
New dysphagia standards commence today - 1st May, 2019. The new standards are known as IDDSI - which stands for International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative.
Find out what aged care providers and workers need to know by listening to the interview with Colleen Kerr, Director of Optimal Speech Pathology.
Dysphagia is a swallowing disorder that includes problems with chewing, sucking and swallowing food or drinks. When left unmanaged dysphagia can have adverse effects such as malnutrition, dehydration, choking, and pneumonia.
The week 14-20 October is National Nutrition Week, a time to think about our food choices, now, and as we age.
Nutrition is important no matter what age you are - it’s just as important to get it right when you are aged 85 years as it is when you are in your teens.
Living a healthy and active life is closely linked to a lifestyle that includes regular physical activity paired with wise food choices.
Research has proved that...