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Low Care – Accommodation and Personal Care

Posted by on Jun 26, 2019 in Aged care nursing homes | 0 comments

Low care homes or, hostels encompasses establishments which offer group accommodation to seniors with communal facilities like personal care. The personal care is generally any help with daily living activities like dressing, showering etc. along with occasional nursing care. From 1 July 2004, the distinction between low and high care facilities no longer applies. All residential care recipients now have access to the type of aged care services which meets their needs. Low care services generally includes assistance with Personal care,...

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Residential Aged Care – Advance Care Directives

Posted by on Jun 19, 2019 in Aged care nursing homes | 0 comments

Mostly everyone have clear preferences with regard to end of life care, however not necessarily it happens in practice. Hence, Advance Care Directives is a way which allows people to plan ahead by allowing a systematic approach to decision making. Once there is a need for Residential Aged Care, the Advance care directives become even more important. Appropriate transfer of information between various healthcare providers must be implemented by residential aged care facilities. Advance care planning allows one to plan for future health and...

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Care Respite: Caring for Aging Parents as an Only Child

Posted by on Jun 13, 2019 in residential aged care | 0 comments

There are many perks to being an only child. For instance, you have your parents’ undivided attention and love while growing up. However, there can also be drawbacks to this, especially when your parents start to age. That is, you are handed the task of taking care of them and their needs all on your own. There’s really nothing wrong with this but it does come with its own set of challenges, some of which can take a heavy toll on an only child. For instance, as an only child you find yourself needing to balance your career with taking care...

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