Even if you think you are too young to be considered a falls risk- anyone over 60 should be maintaining or improving muscle strength, eating enough protein, and exercising for mental health.
The National Aged Care Quality Indicators Program is designed to provide transparency on the quality of aged care services in Australia.
With many residents not indicating their preferences before becoming gravely ill, the absence of an advance care plan can result in rushed decisions when an emergency occurs.
Managed dying should be about shared decision making but it rarely is. It’s usually a doctor telling patients what the most conservative option is and why they should choose it.
When it comes to the subject of Advance Care Planning, for many it is a case of ‘There’s always time to do it later”, until it is too late. It […]
One of the key steps when creating an Advance Care Plan is naming your Substitute Decision Maker (in some states/territories you may be entitled to appoint more than one). This […]
When it comes to end of life planning, starting the conversation with your loved ones may seem like the hardest part. It doesn’t have to be. Getting the Ball […]
Considering an End of Life Plan? Touchstone Life Care is an organisation built on a passionate belief that everyone – young or old, healthy or sick – deserves the opportunity […]
People often bounce in and out of hospital in the final years of their life – up to 8 times in their last year of life alone. But why is […]
Hospitals and verbal communication Hospitals are a place where verbal communication goes to die. This is unfortunately a common truth – our modern health care system is incredible and helps many […]