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Getting Older? Getting Worried? Remember – your health is your best asset. But chronic diseases eg osteoarthritis, low back pain, diabetes, and frailty do not have to mean early death or disability. If you are willing to make changes -no matter how small-  you can improve your health. 1. Don’t stop moving, even if you…

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Statistically, your heart is the most likely thing to kill you. Unfortunately it’s the single biggest preventable killer of Australians. But if you give it some attention, you can rapidly change from risking an early death to extending your time here on earth. You won’t just live longer – your whole life will be better….

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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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Often people want to help care for someone but just don't know how or what they should do. Patients who are in bed for long periods of time are prone to pneumonia and therefore shortness of breath. If they become restless, agitated or confused it can be because of lack of oxygen in their blood. This...

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Simple mouth care can prevent infections. This quick video shows how to care for someone by giving them simple mouth care. An early indication of bacteria in the mouth is bad breath. Saliva helps kill the bacteria that normally live in our mouths and prevents them from spreading. If your immunity is low or your mouth...

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This video shows you how to give a Clexane injection.  Clexane injections can prevent blood clots. A blood clot is a lump that forms usually in the lower part of the leg and it can cause smaller clots to break off and go the heart or lungs. If your doctor gives you a prescription for the...

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