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“I haven’t been sleeping for days and days after this happened,” the distraught 75-year-old husband shared, after witnessing an alleged sexual assault on his 70-year-old wife. Read More

The 6 kinds of nurses in Australia

Being a nurse is a huge responsibility. Nursing is all about caring for other people who are in need. You will commonly find nurses in hospitals, clinics, aged care homes – but there are also a number of other places you may come across them too. Nurses bring order to chaos, speak up for the... Read More
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How virtual reality is bringing joy to aged care residents

Virtual reality is a powerful and accessible technology with many applications in aged care – from supporting activities that delay the onset of dementia by encouraging mental activity and stimulating memory, to building stronger bonds between residents through shared experiences. Read More

Royal Commission’s report opens important new journey for Australia’s care providers

The long-awaited final report is the start of a much-needed journey towards a new aged care model in this country – one that will allow older Australians to exercise greater choice, control and independence over the care they receive. Read More

The most important button in aged care just received a huge makeover

Many nurse call systems have not been updated in over a decade. These challenges not only create safety concerns, but impact the resident’s experience, causing frustration and distress. To better connect staff to their residents, an Australian company is showing the way forward, after developing an innovative resident response and nurse call system. 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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