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10
Dec 2015

Gender gap in home care: Where are the men?

…yet in the majority of families in Australia we still see the mother taking on the role of “homemaker” – with primary responsibility for cooking, cleaning and caring for children.
But is this cultural norm preventing older men from accessing support services within our community?

10
Nov 2015

The Importance of Extended Home Visits

We have created a culture of life in the fast lane, which becomes only more evident in our later years, when many of us feel a natural urge to slow down, take it easy physically and spend more time with those we love.

25
Oct 2015

Keeping a Pet is Good for your Happiness & Health

While the list of advantages for staying at home versus entering a retirement village are vast there is one very big reason that many people or families fail to realise until it’s too late – keeping your beloved family pet. Science has proven the health benefits of owning and cat and dog from keeping fit […]

12
Oct 2015

Maintain Your Mind and Body Health

While I talked about the importance of regular physical exercise as we age in my first blog I am going to take it a step further and talk about the importance of keeping mentally fit and how certain activities in particular have been proven to do both – keep mind and body stimulated. Researchers have […]

24
Sep 2015

Stay Active and Stay In Your Own Story

Some people believe that physical fitness is no longer appropriate, older people are frail and weak and exercise is indead a health hazardous. This of course is incorrect and almost half of the population over 50 years of age experience physical decline and ill health as a result of no exercise.

19
Aug 2015

Consumer Directed Care – Supporting Your Choices

In July 2015, the Australian Government introduced a new approach to aged care called Consumer Directed Care (CDC) that was designed to give greater control to people who choose to live independently in their own homes through their later years.