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Even if a fall doesn’t lead to serious injury, it can cause a great deal of anxiety and a loss of confidence. Over time, this often leads to a person further limiting their movements, which can increase their risk of falling and impact their quality of life. Read More

Top tips for working night shift: Aged care workers share their advice

How do night shift workers do it? A young aged care worker asked our readers for advice as she faced her first night shift. The advice she received was so helpful, she’s put her name down to do more. “I don’t think I could do night shift forever, but it’s not as difficult as some might think!” she said. Read More
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Why the need for education in the aged care sector is “immense”

The Aged Care Royal Commission’s final report stated that Australia’s aged care workforce is under-trained with not enough investment in staff education. According to nurse educator Dr Drew Dwyer FACN, the need for education in the aged care sector is paramount, given the unique challenges nurses face caring for the nation’s vulnerable. Read More

Why we need to keep residents and families connected: The importance of supporting self-determination

How do we help support residents to communicate their wishes and needs, so that staff know exactly what they are, and families remain connected? Read More

68% of Australian aged care residents are at risk of malnutrition – how do we fix it?

We know nutrition becomes increasingly important as we age, with older people requiring higher levels of vitamin D, vitamin B12, protein, fibre and calcium – and should be a priority for providers. But so should pleasure – an element of eating we often take for granted. Read More

#WisdomWednesday

Wisdom Wednesday is about celebrating the experience and wisdom of our elders across the globe through storytelling. It's through these stories that we attempt to elevate their often unspoken worth and value of age unwittingly lost to peers and future generations. Do you have an elders story to share or are you an elder yourself that would like to be interviewed? Help us celebrate the lives of our elders through Wisdom Wednesday, a weekly segment posted ironically every Wednesday. Our older generation is by definition the most experienced members of our community but as they age and transition into more passive, physically constrained roles in society, their importance and roles too often dwindle, particularly so as they enter long term care.

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