Dementia: Engaging a Person in Meaningful Activities

Nov 23, 2017

The term ‘activity’ traditionally conjures up images of craft groups, or people sitting in circles doing group activities and exercises. However, it can be too easy for individuals to be involved in these types of activities, without being ...

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Enriching lives through the delivery of culturally appropriate services

Nov 03, 2017

Coming soon to ACC is ‘Caring for Indigenous Australians: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People’.  Made in collaboration with the Department of Health and presented by indigenous advocate Mike Butler, the program aims to demonstrate how...

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Caring for Indigenous Australians: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

Oct 31, 2017

For an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, moving into an aged care residential facility can be particularly daunting or distressing, as it may threaten their concept of connection with the land and family. The transition can also raise...

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'Be ready for the unexpected' by Nicola Burton, ACC L&D Manager

Oct 27, 2017

Our Learning & Development Manager Nicola Burton shares some tips after this week’s news from Minister Ken Wyatt.

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Senior Eye Health: 5 Tips for Healthier Eyes

Oct 19, 2017

The older you get, the harder it is to maintain your health. While the stereotypes of seniors are that they have bad backs, or trouble hearing, one of the most common fears is that your eyesight is going to start deteriorating. While age takes...

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Five of the Best Social Activities for Seniors

Oct 12, 2017

Although you may not enjoy getting older, there are several perks. Now that your children are grown, and you're no longer working, you finally have more time to do the things you’ve always wanted to do. For example, you could explore new hobbies....

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Dealing with Chronic Pain? How Improving Your Lifestyle and Can Help

Oct 05, 2017

If you’re dealing with chronic pain on a daily basis, you’re not alone.  More women than men experience chronic pain, and it’s most common among women ages 50-54.  For men, chronic pain is most common among those in the 55-59 age bracket.  The...

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Caring for someone with Food Allergies: Senior Food Allergy Awareness

Sep 28, 2017

It is crucial for caregivers to understand that food related allergic reactions are as common in older persons as they are in children. Anyone Caring for someone with Food Allergies should know that severity and manifestations of the allergies...

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10 Ways Care Organisations Can Improve Customer Service

Sep 21, 2017

When running a successful care organisation, your care staff are constantly dealing directly with people in their most personal and often private moments. From companionship to personal care, it's important to always show compassion and empathy...

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How to maintain a balanced diet for Seniors

Sep 14, 2017

A balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals is crucial for seniors who are living an active and healthy lifestyle. Without the proper nourishment it is easy to over-exert the system, creating the potential for a health issue to occur. Intake of...

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