A volunteer art therapy program at Christadelphian Aged Care is focusing on the area of the brain that is often the last to be lost to dementia.
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The Australian summer is notoriously harsh, with higher temperatures posing a greater threat to the health and wellbeing of seniors in particular. This is often due to older adults being more likely to have a medical condition or use prescription medications that can impact the body’s ability to control temperature.
Hall & Prior’s Fairfield Aged Care Home, located in the western suburbs of Sydney is not only the largest home in New South Wales but also houses the most diversity in regards to it residents. Fairfield City is located in Sydney's south western suburbs, about 32 kilometres from the Sydney GPO and is home to over two hundred thousand people. Population data from census highlights a highly cultural area consisting of Chinese, Vietnamese and Assyrian/Chaldean backgrounds as the most prominent ethnic backgrounds. As Director of Nursing, Sarah Riach explains “we care for people from all walks of life here at Fairfield."
The Australian Government’s commitment to aged care services for senior Australians living in rural and remote areas has been boosted by more than $3 million.