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A good news story…

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Mar 2020

A good news story…

In light of the constantly changing world we now find ourselves in, we thought it was time to share a #goodnewsstory. It’s our story. Our team has been in an ‘all hands on-deck’ mode in order to work with government rulings and working closely with our clients to protect the elderly. To date, our team of highly trained allied health professionals has shown in times of...

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Meet Balwin!

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Mar 2020

Meet Balwin!

Balwin is one of our amazing physiotherapists in Melbourne. Originally from Malaysia, she relocated with her young family to Australia for a new adventure. We welcomed her into our team and a year on, she’s become an extremely valued member of our team with her bubbly personality. If you’re unsure of what working in aged care is really like as an allied health professional, then...

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Introducing Samantha Shannahan, Occupational Therapist.

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Mar 2020

Introducing Samantha Shannahan, Occupational Therapist.

Hello fellow OT’s, My name is Samantha Shannahan and I’ve been an Occupational Therapist with HCA for almost 3 years.  I am completely new to this blogging world but thought I would start off with a bit about me! I am a Twin. I have 2 black Labradors named Daisy and Lulu. I am a Lawn Bowler. I love baking. I am a proud Aunty...

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Management Strategies for Sundowning

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Jun 2017

Management Strategies for Sundowning

Sundowning is the worsening of dementia symptoms during late afternoon or early evening. These symptoms include anxiety, visual or auditory hallucinations, screaming, yelling, restlessness, pacing, wandering and resistance to care. There is no certain cause for Sundowning. Some suggest that it is due to the disruption of normal circadian rhythm (the person’s body clock) and regulation of behaviors by disease process of dementia. Environmental factors...

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How is technology improving the health of seniors?

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Sep 2016

How is technology improving the health of seniors?

Like other sectors aged care is seeing the positive impact of emerging technology. Whilst the Aged care sector in Australia is dealing with financial sustainability; the use of innovative and emerging technology is playing a major role in providing the highest quality of care.. There is increased utilization of Health Information Technology such as electronic medical records, cloud-based medical records and integrated health database has...

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Do I need a walking stick?

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Aug 2016

Do I need a walking stick?

The riddle of the Sphinx says human beings walked first on four legs, then on two, and finally on three- the third leg being the walking stick that props up the elderly. It is not uncommon to see the elderly population sporting various assistive walking devices to help maintain their mobility, independence and autonomy. However, with studies reporting many people obtain their walking aids from...

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Pilates for seniors with an aged care physio

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Aug 2016

Pilates for seniors with an aged care physio

Do you or a family member suffer from ongoing, persistent pain such as back or hip pain?  Has this pain been ongoing for the last 5 years or longer? Perhaps, not suitable to undergo surgery? Well Pilates could be the treatment to get rid of that terrible lingering pain! What to expect? A physiotherapist trained in Pilates will assess your problem area by asking some...

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Safe Footwear for Seniors

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Aug 2016

Safe Footwear for Seniors

As an aged care physiotherapist, we often come across a question about what’s the best shoe for my mum or dad? Well, I would like to touch base on few points as to what to look for while getting a new footwear for the elderly. Because many elderly people wear sub-optimal shoes, a good footwear reduces the falls risk in elderly people significantly. As an...

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How should seniors manage arthritis?

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May 2016

How should seniors manage arthritis?

There are many things you can do to manage your arthritis, including: Stay active – physical activity is the key to maintaining muscle strength, joint flexibility and managing your pain . Walking is an ideal exercise, it burns calories, strengthen muscles and builds denser bones. A physiotherapist can help design an individual program for you and show you how to use walking aids such as...

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A daily exercise routine for seniors

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Feb 2016

A daily exercise routine for seniors

  Is it safe for most adults older than 65 years of age to engage in daily physical activity? The answer is absolutely yes. Older people can obtain significant health benefits with daily physical activity. According to the international guidelines, all healthy seniors are recommended to undertake >30 minutes of daily physical activity in order to enhance physical fitness and to maintain overall health or...

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