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Amy Henderson
Amy Henderson Sep 19, 2018

Dementia: What happens when someone refuses to drink – should we provide IV Fluids?

Many families are finding themselves in the difficult situation of having to make decisions for a loved one that is living with some form of dementia. As the person living with dementia begins to deteriorate, multiple decisions need to be made by family members, who want to do their best, but don’t have a clear understanding of the paths that they can take in order to make those decisions. One of the decisions that demand our attention and decision making...
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Amy Henderson

Amy Henderson

Journalist - HelloCare

Amy has been writing with fervour from the time she was ‘yay’ high. From scribbling about her capers on the playground to covering breaking news in the Health sector, Amy has always been lead by her heart. Working for Hello Care is an opportunity to use her brain and heart, to seek out truth and discussion for those that need it greatly. When she’s not tinkering away on the keyboard you’ll find her holed up in a cafe breathing in the aromatic bliss that is a soy chai latte, or rugged up tight trying to figure out ‘whodunnit’ on her latest British mystery show obsession.

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Amy Henderson
Amy Henderson Sep 16, 2018

PM Announces Royal Commission Into Aged Care Sector

“One of the sets of information I just could not get past was what was occurring in our residential aged care sector”. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has today announced that his government will be launching a Royal Commission into the aged care sector. Speaking to the media early this afternoon, PM Morrison spoke of his government’s growing concern regarding the management of residential aged care services and the quality of care of their residents. The PM stated, “The work the...
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Amy Henderson
Amy Henderson Sep 10, 2018

When it comes to leadership, you don’t know Jack

While TED talks seem to be all the rage, just 4 minutes and 44 seconds of Jack Welch speaking on leadership will have you seeing the the world and its galaxy in a whole new way. In under 5 minutes Welch hones in on what he believes true leadership is and how to do it, not just from lip service but walking the walk in the routine and the long run. To give some perspective, Jack Welch was the CEO...
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Amy Henderson
Amy Henderson Aug 27, 2018

We need to “find a better way to attract and retain our workforce and shift from an illness perspective into understanding risks early for prevention”

The aged care sector has been undergoing a time of significant review and reflection. In the aftermath of the numerous scandals that came to light, where particular centres were found to have grievously contravened basic standards of care, many questions have been raised as to how to proceed best as a sector. While the centres that were proven to have severely neglected their duty of care are in the minority, many experts in the field are calling for the sector at large...
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