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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...

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...

Aged Care Costs in Australia | Heritage Care

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...

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Heritage Care – providing specialist wound care services

Victorian aged care provider Heritage Care, in conjunction with expert wound consultants Wound Wise, is pleased to provide specialized wound care services at its residential aged care homes. Specialized wound care complements Heritage Care’s existing specialised care...

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Managing The Effects Of Aged Care On Families

When the elderly enter an aged care home, it is not just those individuals who are impacted. This change in lifestyle also affects family members and it is therefore important to understand how to manage the effects of aged care on the family as a group. The impact of...

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Creative Ways To Retain Independence

There was an interesting report on Channel ten’s “The Project” recently. The report showed aged care residents with Alzheimer’s regaining cognitive awareness when introduced to children. It is a very creative way in which a level of independence is restored to the...

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The Top 6 Activities That Help in Preventing Dementia

Dementia often affects older citizens in our community, after age 60 it becomes increasingly common and 30% of people aged over 85 struggle with the disease. Simply put, dementia is the decline in mental ability severe enough to affect or interfere with an...

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