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Younger people caring for their parents with dementia

The number of people living with dementia in Australia is continuing to rise. It’s estimated that 425,000 Australians currently live with dementia – that’s 250 Australians developing dementia every day. The ABC AM program reported this week that a younger generation of Australians are now caring for their parents that are living with dementia. The program gave the…
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Do you work in aged care? Maybe you should consider it…

Do you work in aged care? There are lots of reasons to and it’s a growing sector. The Australian Bureau of Statistics released its 2016 Census of Population and Housing this week. It revealed that there was a 22.2 per cent increase in the number of aged and disabled carers working in Greater Sydney since the previous Census in…
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Workers in aged care have never been more in demand…

With Australia’s ageing population and increased life expectancy, there are growing demands for Care Workers in our nation. In fact, a career in aged care will be a long one as the needs of our ageing population threaten to catapult the number of trained workers. According to McCrindle Research, in the next 30 years, Australia…
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Advances in wound care management taught to home care nursing staff

Like all Australian industries, nursing often has advances occurring rapidly. So, it’s important that home care nursing staff attend regular training and keep their skills levels up to date, especially in an area like wound management. Advances in wound care management Advances in wound care products and treatment options are available through companies such as Smith…
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Safe and fun activities for those living with dementia

For a person living with dementia, the need for a good quality of life, full of activities and engagement does not diminish. There are many safe and rewarding activities that people living with dementia and their carers can introduce into their lives. Ideally, some dementia care options should compensate for lost activities; promote self-esteem, maintain…
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How the aged care sector is hungry for new workers

With Australia’s ageing population, increased life expectancy and longevity, there are growing demands for aged care in our nation. In fact, a career in aged care will be a long one as the needs of our ageing population are likely to catapult the number of trained workers to high levels. According to McCrindle Research, in the…
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Caring for the Carer

Caring for a person with dementia can be incredibly tough – both mentally and physically. And, many Baby Boomers now find themselves in the “Sandwich Generation” – caring for their elderly parents while still caring for their grandchildren as well. To gain an understanding of what it’s like to have dementia or the top 10 signs…
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Celebrating National Carers Week 2016

National Carers Week – October 16-22, 2016 – is all about recognising and celebrating the amazing positive difference that Australia’s 2.8 million unpaid carers make to our families, communities and the national economy. Did you know that if all carers stopped performing their caring role, it would cost $60.3 billion per annum in Australia to replace their…
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