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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 this the case, and surely it’s not necessary? The truth is, people often don’t have the ongoing care that they would like or need in…

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A glossary of keywords you should know around Advance Care and end of life planning   Acute pain Pain that results from something recent eg new injury or surgery   Adjuvant medications Medications that are given for reasons other than solely pain relief.   Advance care directive Advance care directives tell other people what the…

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Deciding on a Residential Aged Care Facility is an incredibly tough, yet very important decision to make. People often find themselves overcome by the options, and without the guidance to be able to make an informed choice. Here are the top seven things to consider before choosing an aged care facility. 1. Have you been…

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  Lidy Seysener is used to difficult conversations. She’s been having them, and leading others through them, for her whole career over about half a century. She knows that some of the most difficult conversations we’ll ever need to have in our lives are about ageing, death and dying. And it’s no less confronting for…

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If you’re keen to know more about ageing and dying well, or just want to join like-minded people there are many organisations, events, conferences, plus some other fabulous resources we are keen to share with you. Make it easy on yourself and invite your friends and family to go along with you. Or meet new…

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Between them, Colleen Kerr and Dijana Dragicevich have seen it all. Whether you have a new diagnosis of stroke or your parent with dementia is “losing their swallow” these savvy Speech Pathologists have tricks and techniques to help you or your loved one live their best life, all their life. Most impressively they can help…

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The skin of an elderly person is fragile. When there is a tear or break in the skin bacteria can enter. It’s important to dress the skin break immediately to promote healthy healing and prevent ulcers. Infected ulcers can become cellulitis which is an area of pain, swelling, and redness in the skin. Diabetics are more at risk...

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Often people want to help care for someone but just don't know how or what they should do.  This simple video shows how to care for someone who has been staying in bed for a long time and is at risk for developing a bedsore or pressure injury.  This can be anything from a red area...

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