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Jane Sandwood
Jane Sandwood Aug 28, 2018

Making the Home Accessible for Those in Later Years

In Australia, over 1 in 7 people are over 65. Significantly, 36% of older adults deem their current home unsuitable for life as a senior. It is vital to take as many measures as possible to enable older people to live independently. This means addressing the accessibility and safety of a senior’s home, and putting things in place to make things as safe and easy as possible. Doing so can alleviate strain and worry felt by loved ones but, most importantly, can...
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Jane Sandwood

Jane Sandwood

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Jane Sandwood is a professional freelance writer with over 10 years’ experience across many fields. Jane has a particular interest in writing about issues relating to older people, fitness and mental health.

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Jane Sandwood
Jane Sandwood May 8, 2018

Home Safety for Seniors with Frailty

Australia’s older generation is projected to double by 2057, and currently half of all those aged over 65 have some sort of disability. The majority of older Australians (two out of every three) did not use care services in 2014-2015, and most live in a private dwelling with a husband, wife, or partner. One quarter of older people live alone. Because seniors are more susceptible to falls, it is important to ensure that homes are as safe as possible. In...
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Jane Sandwood
Jane Sandwood Apr 21, 2018

Losing Weight and Gaining Health as a Senior

“Older Australians—people aged 55 years and over—are being strongly caught up in the national obesity epidemic”, a study by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reports. Maintaining a healthy weight lowers risk of chronic illness, disability, and social impairments, and is therefore vital for seniors in aged care homes. Seniors can retain mobility, lose weight, and boost health most easily by eating a healthy diet and regularly walking (a gentle endurance exercise). Moreover, walking with a dog provides seniors with valuable...
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Jane Sandwood
Jane Sandwood Mar 28, 2018

Holistic Alternatives to Treating Pain in the Elderly

Pain is a very personal process with everyone’s experience of it being different. It is, however, the elderly that often endure the most physical pain and its related conditions. It is estimated that 1 in 3 people older than 65 is living with chronic pain in Australia. Individuals older than 45 were twice as likely to experience severe pain compared to those younger than 45 with the highest rate of excruciating pain being reported by those older than 75. Apart from being...
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