Infantilizing our Elders

  Imagine that you invite the following people to a party: Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, Harvey Keitel, Francis Ford Coppola, Morgan Freeman, Jack Nicholson, Anthony Hopkins, Burt Reynolds, Bob Dylan, Sophia Loren, and Brigitte Bardot.   What form of party … Continued

What is Residential Aged Care?

  Australia’s aged care system aims to ensure older people receive support and quality care when they need it. Residential Aged Care facilities are one component of the aged care system and are available across Australia.   Residential care is … Continued

What is an Advanced Health Care Directive and why should Mum and Dad have one?

  Gilbert is 93 and has been getting progressively frail for the last 15 years. His eyesight is nearly gone; he struggles to speak and has been living with incontinence for the last five years.  Two years ago, his family … Continued

Mobility Options for the Elderly

  One of the dilemmas you may have to face with your aging parents is driving. Common medical conditions associated with aging include loss of vision, hearing, decreased perception, decreased memory, reduced strength, reduced flexibility, deteriorating peripheral vision, and reduced … Continued

The human dynamic of placing a loved one into residential aged care

Through our experiences with clients we have learned that the aged care journey is synonymous with a unique human dynamic. Entry to an aged care facility is associated with failing health, and is often precipitated by an ill-health event which … Continued

Aging and exercise

Exercise is one of the most important strategies for prevention, treatment, and management of illness. Studies show that exercise offers many health benefits and that older adults can gain a lot by staying physically active. Even moderate exercise can improve … Continued

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