Aged Care Articles


Healthy Eating in Summer

Healthy Eating in Summer

20 September 2021

Summer is fast approaching, and with it, plenty of fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables.

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Safety in the Bathroom for Seniors

Safety in the Bathroom

16 September 2021

Bathroom safety for seniors is very crucial, but also quite simple to do. Here are 9 tips to help your loved one avoid bathroom injuries.

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Watch Out for these Internet Scams

Watch Out for these Internet Scams

15 August 2021

Your phone rings. It’s the local hospital with terrible news–your grandson has been hit by a car, and needs emergency surgery.

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Working with your Home Care Provider

Working with your Loved Ones Home Care Provider

19 July 2021

When you have a professional caregiver assisting your aging parent at home ...

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Driving Safety for Older Drivers

Driving Safety for Older Drivers

23 August 2021

Most people take driving for granted, but as they get older, driving can become more dangerous ....

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Avoiding Falls for the Elderly at Home

Avoiding Falls for the Elderly

21 August 2021

Fall avoidance in the elderly is essential to ensuring the best quality of life for your loved one as they age in place.

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Healthy Sleeping Habits for Seniors

Healthy Sleeping Habits for Seniors

15 August 2021

No one is quite sure why humans have a natural need to sleep, though there have been countless studies performed on the subject.

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Stroke Rehabilitation in the Elderly

Stroke Rehabilitation in the Elderly

19 July 2021

Caring for a loved one who has had a stroke can be very taxing physically, mentally and emotionally.

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Alzheimer's Disease: Causes and Stages

What is Alzheimers Disease?

15 July 2021

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that causes changes in memory, thinking, and behavior.

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Dealing with Depression in the Elderly

How to Deal with Depression in the Elderly

6 July 2021

Depression is an illness. Just like the flu, depression can leave a person physically exhausted and unable to cope with everyday life.

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Weight Loss when you are Ageing

What causes Weight Loss when you are Elderly?

4 July 2021

Unintentional weight loss in seniors can be due to a number of various factors. At times it can be related to mental states ...

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Fall Risks and Hazards for the Elderly

Fall Risks and Hazards for the Elderly

2 February 2021

The risk of falling seems minor. After all, we’ve all fallen at some point in our lives.

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Cataracts and Vision Loss in the Elderly

Cataracts and Vision Loss in the Elderly

16 January 2021

If you have elderly loved ones, chances are that at some point, they’ll experience cataracts.

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Bathroom Safety: Fall and Slip Prevention

Bathroom Safety: Fall and Slip Prevention

14 January 2021

Most slip and fall accidents that occur in the home happen in the bathroom. So many slick, hard surfaces combined ...

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Caring for a Grumpy Mother or Father

How to Care for a Grumpy Mother or Father

14 October 2020

My mother used to stand in front of greeting card racks and weep when she read the messages inside of Mother’s Day cards.

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Helping your Loved One to Take Care

Helping your Elderly Loved One to Take Care of Themselves

12 October 2020

Mum and Dad are older now, you’re worried about their health. They don’t eat well or exercise ...

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What is Lewy Bodies Dementia?

What is Lewy Bodies Dementia?

2 March 2020

Dementia isn’t a single disease, the word describes a set of symptoms that includes problems with memory, reasoning, communication

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Elder Abuse: 7 Myths and Misconceptions

Elder Abuse: 7 Myths and Misconceptions

18 January 2020

Perceptions people have about elder abuse are usually wrong. That’s disheartening because the way we think about elder

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Dehydration: Symptoms for Seniors

Dehydration: Symptoms for Seniors

16 January 2020

In a few weeks, we will enter Spring and followed-up by Summer. Hopefully outside gatherings will return as a good option

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How to Look your Best on Family Video Calls

How to Look your Best on Family Video Calls

15 January 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic keeps most older adults sheltering in place to stay safe, video chat platforms have become a popular way of communicating.

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Staying Safe in a Covid-19 World

After Covid-19 Vaccine : Staying Safe in a Changed World

25 September 2019

After 18 months of living during the Covid-19 pandemic, there may be light at the end of the tunnel thanks to the rollout of AstraZeneka

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Sibling Relationships and Older Parents

Sibling Relationships and Older Parents

14 March 2019

As adult children age many unresolved conflicts are swept under the carpet and avoided. Often with parents as buffers

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Signs your Mother or Father needs Help

Common Signs your Mother or Father needs Help

12 March 2019

Experts advise us to stay home and limit our in-person celebrations to those living in our immediate household.

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Natural Remedies for Chronic Pain

Natural Remedies for Chronic Pain

10 March 2019

If you or a senior you are caring for struggle with chronic pain, we hope these 5 tips will be of help.

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What is Sundowning: Dementia Care Issues

What is Sundowning: Dementia Care Issues

4 November 2018

Sundowning and dementia are terms often heard together. Sundowning dementia syndrome, also known as late-day confusion, ....

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My Hip Replacement: What Happens Next?

My Hip Replacement: What Happens Next?

26 October 2018

Hip replacement surgery can improve mobility, function and wellbeing but it can take a little time to recover ...

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Early Signs of Dementia to Watch Out For

Early Signs of Dementia

22 October 2018

The Early Signs of Dementia include forgetfulness, misplacing of objects, struggling to find the right words, personality changes and ....

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Parkinsons Disease and the Body

How Parkinsons Disease Affects the Body

14 July 2018

It is possible to live a long and fulfilling life with Parkinson's, even if the future seems bleak. The symptoms can often be controlled with medication....

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Alzheimers Disease: The Later Stages

Alzheimers Disease: What to expect in Late Stage

23 June 2018

The late stages of Alzheimer’s disease can be difficult for the patient, family, and caregivers. It’s important to know the symptoms, ....

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Choosing a Reputable In-Home Care Giver

Choosing a Reputable In-Home Care Giver

17 June 2018

Many Australians over 65 years of age have a chronic condition that affects their day to day lives, including independently...

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Emphysema and COPD: What can I expect

Emphysema and COPD: What can I expect

14 June 2018

Emphysema is a progressive lung disease that is literally breathtaking. It’s the result of damage to the air sacs....

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Carer Stress: Know the Risk Factors

Carer Stress: Know the Risk Factors

8 June 2018

When you are responsible for the care of a senior loved one, the stresses and strains....

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Aphasia: Trapped in your own Mind

Living with Aphasia

4 March 2017

Few people can truly imagine how difficult it would be to live a life unable to communicate with their loved ones.

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Misconceptions about Ageing

Common Misconceptions about Ageing

23 Feb 2017

The spread of ageism might not seem like a serious problem, but it actually contributes to a number of false assumptions about seniors...

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Impact of Arthritis in Older Adults

Impact of Arthritis in Older Adults

15 February 2017

Arthritis is a challenging and uncomfortable disease that affects many seniors and older adults. ....

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Activities for Seniors with Limited Vision

Activities for Seniors with Limited Vision

9 February 2017

what would happen if you lost your ability to see. Would you still be able to enjoy the hobbies and activities ....

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Walking Safety Tips for the Frail Elderly

Walking Safety Tips

23 June 2016

We all know we should be exercising more. The benefits of walking for older adults can help with weight control, fitness and good health....

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When your Loved One is Mentally Incapable

When your Loved One is Mentally Incapable

15 June 2016

Worried about your parent making bad decisions? Incompetence comes in many forms, which can make determining what to do ....

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Financial Scams Targeting the Elderly

Financial Scams Tageting the Elderly

9 May 2016

Scam artists often target older adults with schemes to milk them for money. These can include preying on vulnerability ....

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Pets in Residential Aged Care

Pets in Aged Care

5 April 2015

The influence that a well behaved pet can have on the residents of an aged care home cannot be understated. While 2 out of 3 Australian households ....

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