Receiving a diagnosis of a serious illness can be devastating. Obviously, for the person concerned there might be suffering, and uncertainty and fear about outcomes.
For family, concern for their loved one, coupled with the prospect of taking on the responsibility of caring for them, can be extremely daunting. Unless family have medical experience, they may never have delivered the type of care required when someone is seriously ill.
They may have little to no knowledge of managing medications...
NurseWatch provides lifestyle assistance in physical and cognitive health by creating the ideal environment for your friends and loved ones to enjoy at home.
Changing demographics and social norms in Australia have given rise to a new phenomenon: the 'sandwich generation' - those caught between caring for their own children as well as their ageing parents.
Parents are choosing to start their families later. The fertility rate for women aged 35-39 has more than doubled over the last 30 years, while the rate for women aged 40-44 has tripled. At the same time, rising property prices and higher costs of living are enticing adult...
A series of ballet classes for older people being held at the Sydney Opera House will not only provide a unique opportunity, but for many it will also fulfill a lifelong dream.
When Kate Spurway, founder of NurseWatch, first learnt that Queensland Ballet had conducted research into the wellbeing benefits for older students of taking part in ballet classes, she knew this was a concept she wanted to bring to Sydney.
She thought some of her clients would love the...