8 Ways to Create Stimulating Aged Care Activities

8 Ways to Create Stimulating Aged Care Activities

Staying active and social is essential for a healthy ageing mind. Researchers have found that even those with a significant decline from dementia have improved symptoms after engaging in activities that stimulate the body and mind. The study concluded that an exercise...
What is ‘Duty of Care’ in Aged Care?

What is ‘Duty of Care’ in Aged Care?

Living in an aged care facility has benefits, including 24/7 health care, assistance around the home, and living among like-minded companions. However, mistreatment at the hands of staff members or fellow residents can occur if steps aren’t taken to manage risk....
What is ‘Dignity of Risk’ in Aged Care?

What is ‘Dignity of Risk’ in Aged Care?

What is ‘Dignity of Risk’ in Aged Care? The concept or rather the necessity of ‘dignity of risk’ was perfectly summarised by Joseph E Ibrahim, Head of Health Law and the Ageing Research Unit at Monash University. ‘Dignity of risk’ refers to the concept of affording a...
What to Bring to a Nursing Home Visit

What to Bring to a Nursing Home Visit

What to Bring to a Nursing Home Visit? What kind of gifts should you bring mum, dad, or a dear old friend living in a nursing home that’ll brighten their day?  We’ve noticed family members and friends bringing some incredible gifts into Heritage Care – but the...
Aged Care Costs in Australia

Aged Care Costs in Australia

Various figures are quoted throughout this article. For the most up to date schedule of fees and charges, please visit the link to Services Australia at the bottom of this page. One of the most common questions we are asked when considering residential nursing homes...
Residential Aged Care in Australia

Residential Aged Care in Australia

Table of Contents: What is Residential Care?What is Included in Residential Care?Why is Residential Aged Care Important?The Cost of Aged CareWhat is Duty of Care in Aged CareWhat is Care Plan in Aged CareWhat is Dignity of Risk in Aged CareHow Many Aged Care...