There is a growing awareness of the safety risks that nurses, including aged care workers, face in the workplace.
WorkSafe Victoria recently reported that up to 95% of healthcare workers had experienced a verbal or physical assault while at work.
A global study by the International Council of Nurses said nurses are more likely to be exposed to violence in their workplace than prison guards and police officers.
While physical attacks can come from family, intruders, and even co-workers, most...
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Falls are a very serious concern for older people. While most younger people can recover from a trip or fall quite quickly, the same cannot always be said for older people.
There are various factors which can put people at increased risk of experiencing a fall, such as health conditions and medications.
In fact, falls are the leading cause of premature death in aged care, according to research looking at aged care deaths from 2000-2013.
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We all care for someone in one way or another. Some of us provide a level of care above and beyond just looking out for someone. When that level of care becomes a central part of our lives, we can sometimes use a little extra help. We’ll be taking a look at the role carers play in people’s lives, and what support is available to make that responsibility a little easier.
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I’m sure that many of you have an awareness of epilepsy as a condition, either through seeing it depicted in media, knowing someone with epilepsy or even having epilepsy yourself. Over 250,000 Australians are believed to be living with epilepsy, with the condition most common in the early and later stages of life.
For those who have only a general awareness of epilepsy, it’s important to know that epilepsy and seizures come in many forms. Seizures themselves...