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Residential Aged Care NSW: Sprinklers in Nursing Homes Made Compulsory after Quakers Hill Tragedy

By on Thursday, November 21, 2013

Sprinklers must be installed in residential aged care facilities from January 1, 2013 after a fire in Quakers Hill nursing home killed nine residents and hospitalised others in November, 2011.

“From January 1, we will have a schedule in place ensuring New South Wales aged care facilities install sprinklers within the next three to four years,” said Planning and Infrastructure Minister Brad Hazzard.

 

Understanding Aged Care: Healthy Brain App Seeks to Reduce Dementia Risk

By on Thursday, November 21, 2013

Alzheimer’s Australia and Bupa Health Foundation have released a free app to help people assess their risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

The BrainyApp is free to download for Apple and Android devices and hopes to raise awareness about the risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.

 

Aged Care Western Australia: Understanding Dementia Between a Child and her Nana

By on Thursday, November 21, 2013

As a former community care co-ordinator, Sheryl Munday witnessed first-hand the confusion experienced by those with relatives suffering from dementia. Now a village manager for Southern Cross Care in Western Australia, Sheryl has written and illustrated a children’s book Shining Brightly to help explain dementia through the eyes of a  child.

 

Southern Cross Care to Host First Seniors Expo

By on Thursday, November 21, 2013

One of the largest aged care providers in Western Australia, Southern Cross Care WA, will be holding its first Seniors Expo on Thursday 7th of March.

The expo will run from 10am to 3pm at the Success Village Community Centre in Success. The event will include more than 20 sites where seniors can find information on retirement living, home care options, health and nutrition, wills and legal advice, mobility, lifestyle and social ideas and more.“It will be a great opportunity for Perth seniors to find out about the many options and services that are available to them to help enrich their lives” he said.

 

 

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