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Aged care Sydney – Understanding compassion fatigue

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in aged care Sydney | 0 comments

For everyone offering aged care Sydney services irrespective of whether they are professional caregivers or a family member the chances are high that they are naturally compassionate and empathetic. However, even the most compassionate people may eventually face a situation called compassion fatigue when one feels that their emotions get stagnant. Compassion fatigue is when a caregiver becomes extremely burned out after months or years of offering selfless aged care Sydney services. The situation is exacerbated with an overloaded schedule where you don’t think that your tasks will ever...

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Aged care – Managing agitated residents suffering from Dementia

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 in agecare, aged care Sydney | 0 comments

Residents suffering from dementia may show signs of distress, aggression and agitation when they are receiving aged care services. It is important for the carer to identify the symptoms properly and act accordingly. Individuals with dementia feel a variety of emotions and the feelings can be heightened at times. There are five important parameters to consider in aged care services while dealing with an agitated resident viz. Comfort, identity, Inclusion, attachment and occupation. The resident’s daily care plan should be managed accordingly to improve the quality of life and avoiding use...

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Age Care – Steps to prevent depression among caregivers

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in agecare | 0 comments

Age care brings with it a set of challenges for the family caregivers as well. They face a set of challenging expectations which includes them to display composure, tolerance, stamina and support while offering age care services. This gets compounded with high stress levels thereby exposing them to depression. There are few strategies which can be helpful when rendering age care services thereby preventing depression among caregivers. It is important to understand the symptoms which may be a fallout of the caregiver burnout. Irregular sleeping patterns, decrease in appetite, decreased...

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