Tips for choosing the right aged care for you or your loved ones

Finding the best care for your loved one can be a difficult journey – for all of the family. Anecdotal evidence suggests – and many health care professionals agree – that when compared to reside...

Buying gifts for elderly relatives or loved ones…

Buying Christmas gifts for family members can sometimes be difficult, and finding presents for elderly relatives can be an even harder task. There is probably nothing they need and very little they wa...

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 aged care nursing staff attend regular training and ensure their skill levels are kept up to dat...

Keeping your brain fit to ward off dementia…

While we are bombarded with messages to keep our bodies fit, keeping our brain fit is also very important as we age. Researchers at Stanford University in the United States found that memory loss can ...

Virtual reality technology helps give greater understanding of dementia

Dementia carers will be able to see the world through the eyes of a person living with dementia, thanks to revolutionary new virtual reality technology being rolled out in training courses in NSW....

Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease now possible with eye camera

Researchers at two Australian universities are the first in the world to receive a specialised eye camera, which could make it much easier for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease....

Continence management for the elderly living at home

There are many products which can assist with issues such as continence management and wound care for elderly people still living in their own homes....

Living independently at home with allied health support…

Being able to stay independent and in their own homes for as long as possible is the wish of many older Australians. Oxley Home Care works in conjunction with a number of allied health support service...

Accessing Home Care after 50…

Aboriginal Australians can access aged care services, including Home Care Packages (HCP), from the age of 50, rather than from 65 years of age for non-Indigenous Australians....