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One of the most difficult aspects of working in aged care is the indisputable fact that the people you care for will die within the foreseeable future. What is the best way to pay your respects to those cared for over months and years, once they reach the end of their life? Read More

Richard Colbeck – where the bloody hell are you?

Richard Colbeck’s decision to fly to Tokyo for the Olympics is yet another example of the tone-deaf Aged Care Minister’s tendency to go missing when the aged care sector is looking for leadership. Read More
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How this ‘enriched model of care’ is helping people with dementia thrive

The Crisis Prevention Institute’s (CPI) newly updated Dementia Capable Care program provides carers with the skills and knowledge to offer an ‘enriched model of care’. The course blends the Claudia Allen Cognitive Disabilities Model, Kitwood’s model of person-centred care, and verbal de-escalation techniques into a fresh and efficient approach to dementia care. This enables carers to more effectively support the person, maximise their quality of life, and minimise psychological and behavioural symptoms. 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

The importance of dementia care training: “Put the person first, always”

A new training programme is providing carers with the knowledge and skills needed to help mitigate the behavioural and psychological symptoms sometimes associated with dementia. “Feedback from therapists has been overwhelmingly positive and the metrics we are tracking indicate that the programme has been effective,” shared one organisation. 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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