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top bathroom aids for the elderly

Top Bathroom Aids for the Elderly

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A bathroom can be a risky area for seniors due to several potentially dangerous aspects. With slippery floors, hard surfaces, multiple edges, and corners, the bathroom poses more dangers of falls and accidents.  In 2017,...
4 key takeaways from the aged care royal commission’s final report

4 key takeaways from the aged care royal commission’s final report

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 Picture: Shuttlestock The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s final report into aged care has laid out an extensive plan to overhaul Australia’s aged-care system. Among the 148 recommendations, the report calls for a new system...
granny’s on instagram! in the covid-19 era, older adults see time differently and are doing better than younger people

Granny’s on Instagram! In the COVID-19 era, older adults see time differently and are...

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Many older adults are learning new digital skills to help them socialize virtually. Eva-Katalin/Getty Images Time in the era of COVID-19 has taken on new meaning. “Blursday” is the new time word of the year...
yes, older australians need more home-care funding. but these dribs and drabs only make a dent in the waiting list

Yes, older Australians need more home-care funding. But these dribs and drabs only make...

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Image: Shuttlestock Aged care in Australia is underfunded. As a consequence, many older Australians don’t have the support they need. Today’s federal government announcement of A$850 million for an additional 10,000 home care packages goes some way...
3 ways to transform our ‘soviet-style’ aged-care mess into a system that puts older australians first

3 ways to transform our ‘Soviet-style’ aged-care mess into a system that puts older...

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Picture: Shuttlestock Australia’s aged-care system is in sore need of transformation. This is becoming increasingly clear. If the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety — whose interim report was titled Neglect — was not...
7 safety tips to follow for senior travelers

7 Safety Tips To Follow For Senior Travelers

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Aging is an inevitable phenomenon and affects the life of every person. It involves the weakening of physiological processes and deranges the immune system. Along with this, it impairs your ability to judge and...
the budget must address aged care — here are 3 key priorities

The budget must address aged care — here are 3 key priorities

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Picture: Daniel Pockett/AAP Australia’s aged care system has produced a litany of failures: unpalatable food, poor care, neglect, abuse and, most recently, the tragedies of the pandemic. This should not come as a surprise. Poor regulation...

View from The Hill: The role of ‘profit’ is the elephant in the aged...

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Picture: Mick Tsikas/AAP Scott Morrison finds himself besieged on two fronts in the political war over aged care. The royal commissioners inquiring into the sector have made their second sortie within days into the debate,...
only 25% of older australians have an advance care plan. coronavirus makes it even more important

Only 25% of older Australians have an advance care plan. Coronavirus makes it even...

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Image: Shuttlestock Older adults and those with chronic health conditions share an increased risk of experiencing severe symptoms if they contract COVID-19. But they’re not a homogeneous group. In the event they become very sick, one person...
the government has thrown another $171 million at the problem. but a real plan for aged care has been missing all along

The government has thrown another $171 million at the problem. But a real plan...

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Picture: Daniel Pockett/AAP As deaths in aged care continue to rise, the community may find the Morrison government’s announcement of an additional A$171.5 million to boost its response to COVID-19 in residential aged care reassuring. The package...