May 11, 2019

24 Hour Nurse – A Mother’s Day Story

24 Hour Nurse: A Mother’s Day Story

It’s a beautiful thing that International Nurses Day coincides with Mother’s Day this year, Nicky Hondros, a palliative care nurse shares her and her mums heart felt story and provides a little glimpse into what it’s like caring for someone living with dementia.

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IDDSI New Dysphagia Standards – What does it mean for Aged Care? Commencing 1st May 2019

New dysphagia standards commence today – 1st May, 2019. The new standards are known as  IDDSI – which stands for International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative. Find out what aged care providers and workers need to know by listening to the interview with Colleen Kerr, Director of Optimal Speech Pathology. Dysphagia is a swallowing disorder that includes... Read More

Everything you Need to Know about Delirium

Delirium is a medical condition where a person is undergoing a more sudden change in consciousness or thinking to their mental abilities. This results in confused thinking and reduced awareness of their environment. The symptoms and signs of delirium can be similar to dementia, which is why it can often be misdiagnosed. The word delirium derives... Read More

Taking a look inside Denmark’s state-of-the-art nursing home

Europe has regularly inspired us with its creative and compassionate approach to aged care, and Scandinavian countries are known for their high-quality government funded public services. At last week’s Criterion Designing and Developing Retirement Living and Residential Aged Care conference, those in attendance heard how the Danish city of Allborg is combining the two –... Read More
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