New Dysphagia-Friendly Cookbook

Are you looking for some dysphagia-friendly recipe inspiration for yourself or a loved one? Master of Speech Pathology students at Griffith University recently released a free cookbook for people with the common condition. Easy Recipes for People with Dysphagia Beyond the Blender: Dysphagia Made Easy has 30 easy recipes that cater for soft, minced and moist,… Continue reading New Dysphagia-Friendly Cookbook

Dispelling myths about Alzheimer’s disease

It’s no surprise to me that developing Alzheimer’s disease is something that people might fear. Nor is it a surprise that they might go to the internet to look for information or reassurance. While I support and encourage taking an active interest in your health, a few words of caution: don’t believe everything you read… Continue reading Dispelling myths about Alzheimer’s disease

How do we prepare for Dementia and Alzheimer’s?

Australians today are living longer than ever before. Largely thanks to antibiotics and vaccines that conquered deadly infectious diseases such as polio, whooping cough and meningitis. There have also been significant improvements in the treatment and prevention of the other major threats to a long and healthy life, such as heart disease and many types… Continue reading How do we prepare for Dementia and Alzheimer’s?

Growing Community in Aged Care

Vegetable gardening is a vital part of community life at Aveo Hunter’s Green Retirement Village in Cranbourne East, Victoria. “It’s bigger than just a garden,” says resident Meredith Glasson. Mrs Glasson oversaw the Village garden’s growth over the last nine years, from two raised veggie patches to a project that touches the whole village community.… Continue reading Growing Community in Aged Care

New Government announcements for Home Care and My Aged Care

Following the release of the Tune report, the Government made new announcements for Home Care and My Aged Care. On 31 July 2017, Mr David Tune AO PSM provided the report of the Legislated Review of Aged Care 2017, to the Minister for Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP. The Minister tabled the report… Continue reading New Government announcements for Home Care and My Aged Care

Arthritis and its symptoms

Arthritis comes in many forms with many symptoms. It’s often made worse by cold weather, can necessitate the use of walking sticks or other mobility aids, and affect mood. Arthritis is a common problem. Osteoarthritis One of the most common types of arthritis is osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease. This causes pain, stiffness… Continue reading Arthritis and its symptoms

ACLG says Aged Care Amendment Bill could hurt small providers

As we reported recently a proposed Aged Care Amendment Bill was presented in Federal Parliament on 7th September 2017. It was introduced by Senator Derryn Hinch. He claims the aim is to ensure quality care is provided to residents in nursing homes. Importantly, he ties this to the ratio of skilled staff at Aged Care Providers’… Continue reading ACLG says Aged Care Amendment Bill could hurt small providers

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation back Derryn Hinch

The Federal Secretary for the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is Ms. Lee Thomas. She has responded to an aged care bill presented by Senator Hinch. She said “Our members keep warning that inadequate levels of registered and enrolled nurses and appropriately trained care workers means that the basic care they can provide, including… Continue reading Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation back Derryn Hinch

Hinch Aged Care Bill may mean huge staff costs

Senator Hinch’s Aged Care Amendment Bill An Aged Care Amendment Bill was presented in Federal Parliament on 7th September 2017. Federal Senator Derryn Hinch introduced the aged care amendment bill. According to him, the aim is to ensure quality care is provided to residents in nursing homes across Australia. Moreover, he emphasises the ratio of… Continue reading Hinch Aged Care Bill may mean huge staff costs

Are there serious repercussions to Government proposing compulsory ‘flu vaccination for aged care workers?

‘flu vaccination for aged care workers

The government is proposing the implementation of compulsory ‘flu vaccination for aged care workers. This follows a statement from the Minister for Health, Greg Hunt. He described as ‘a deadly outbreak’ the occurence of the virus at a number of facilities around the country. In fact, this follows news that 6 people died in a… Continue reading Are there serious repercussions to Government proposing compulsory ‘flu vaccination for aged care workers?

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