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Understanding Aged Care: How is your Dad?

By on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The road to aged care is rarely easy. Difficulties such as selling the family home, financial considerations, finding suitable care quickly and stress are all too common for family members who are forced to place their family in 24-hour aged care. Donna Vercoe, originally from Canada and now living in Sydney with her Australian-born father, knows what families go through and began writing a blog ‘How is Your Dad?’ to help cope with the stress of placing him in aged care.

 

Aged Care Events South Australia: Free Healthy Bowel and Bladder Seminar

By on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Over 4.8 million Australians experience bladder or bowel problems, and many believe there is nothing they can do about it.

That’s why The Continence Institute and Caremunity are teaming up to host a free seminar on healthy bladder and bowel health.

 

Aged Care WA: Bethanie Medallion Finalists Announced

By on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Aged care provider Bethanie have announced their finalists for the 2012 Bethanie Medallion. The provider called for nominations in October and will announce the winner from the finalists on the 29th of November. The Bethanie Medallion will recognise a range of volunteers and professionals for their outstanding work in the Aged Care sector. Nominations include awards for professional workers in the aged care industry, volunteer organisations, individuals and journalists.

 

Aged Care Events: Let’s Talk About Sex and Seniors

By on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Aged Care Provider RSL Care will host a Sex in the Seniors workshop next week at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre.

The two hour free workshop will be facilitated by journalist and former Big Brother host Gretel Kileen about the need for open discussion about sex in aged care. “This is an area that a lot of people shy away from” said RSL Care Executive Manager Luke Grieves.

 

Aged Care Education: Organisations Join Together For World Diabetes Day

By on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Palliative Care Australia (PCA) has released two free resources about the management and understanding of diabetes in recognition of World Diabetes Day.

The two brochures Diabetes and Palliative Care: Information for people with diabetes and Diabetes and Palliative Care: Information for family/carers are free to download through their website and are designed to help people with diabetes, families and carers.

 

Aged Care Education Western Australia: Diabetes Aged Care Training

By on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Staff in aged care facilities are invited to participate in Diabetes WA’s one-day aged care training workshop which will teach participants services that are available to clients with diabetes.

Diabetes WA regards itself as the ‘peak body and voice of diabetes in Australia’ and aims to minimise the impact of diabetes in Australia.

 

Aged Care Industry: Australian Nurses Tell Governments to ‘Stop Passing the Buck’

By on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A new national campaign from the Australian Nursing Federation (ANF), urges State and Federal Government’s to ‘stop passing the buck’ and to ensure that graduate nurses and midwives have jobs once they graduate.

The campaign is called “Stop passing the buck, Australia’s nursing grads need jobs” due to the recent reports of graduate nurses struggling to find work.

 

Residential Aged Care: Nursing Home Plans Scrapped

By on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Inmycommunity reported that eight-year plans to build an aged care centre in Wattle Grove have now been scrapped this week by Planning Minister John Day.

The main reason for the plan’s rejection, was the cost of an ‘elaborate sewerage system’ and that short term solutions such as a temporary pumping station would discharge into neighbouring catchments.

 

Aged Care Industry: Bethanie Medallion Winners Announced

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Bethanie Medallion winners were announced at an awards luncheon last Thursday to reward those who have made outstanding contributions to the aged care sector.

Elizabeth Ennis from Craigscare Marylands was the winner of not one, but two awards, the Bethanie Professional Medallion as well as the Bethanie All Rounder Medallion.

 

Understanding Aged Care: How Much Food Should Older Women Be Eating?

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Only two per cent of women aged 61-66 and eight per cent of women aged 86-91 years, are eating the recommended daily amount of the five key food groups, according to research from the University of Queensland (UQ) and the University of Newcastle. The report titled Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH) surveyed over 40,000 Australian women and has been surveying them since 1996.

 

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