Category: Health

Signs that your parents may need more support

Thanks to the recent holidays, you’ve probably spent quite a bit of time with your elderly parents and grandparents. Unfortunately, during this quality time together, you might have noticed a few things that indicate your parents or grandparents are going through a period of declining help, which may mean they need additional help at home. …

The Need to Minimise Patient Medications

It is widely known that when people get older, their bodies begin to break down in one form or another. As a direct result, older individuals eventually find themselves in situations where they are taking multiple prescription medications as a means of keeping a particular condition under control. Unfortunately, there has been relatively little information …

5 Gaps In Oral Care For The Elderly

A study published in the Journal Gerondontology identifies deficiencies in the provision of dental care for the elderly in communities. The study focuses on the experiences of culturally and linguistically diverse personal care workers. Based on the research from the University of Western Australia, which interviewed 15 CALD workers of African heritage currently working in …

Aged Care Access To Delivered Meals

The Australian government is being called upon by “Meals on Wheels (Southern Australia) to conduct a review of Aged Care process to ensure easy access to their services by consumers according to the organization CEO Sharyn Broer. The community-based volunteer organisation has expressed views that My Aged Care gateway is piling up the unwanted red …

6 Tips for Healthy Ageing

No one wants to be frail, sick, or dotty as they grow older. If you want to improve your odds of retaining the high quality of life most aged people, admire then there are things you should consider. Living longer is a blessing to many but living an unhealthy life is not something to be …

Treatment of Dehydration for the Elderly

The high temperatures currently experienced in Australia possess a high risk of dehydration to people, especially the elderly. The elderly are more prone to dehydration because of the practice of limiting fluid intake to avoid getting up at night to urinate, diuretic use, loss of appetite for water, and age-related changes in the body. Older …

4 Basic Nutritional Values From Everyday Food

The way you age will be determined by how good your nutrition is. The age-related diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis among other diseases are reduced when you eat low-fat, a  low-salt diet with plenty of vegetables, fruits and fibre. Basic nutritional values of everyday food 1. Carbohydrates Carbohydrates are the body’s preferred …

Repercussions of Poor Medication Management in Australia

According to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia, poor medication management could solely be the reason behind a quarter of hospitalization cases of elderly Australians. Recently, a team from the University of South Australia compiled data from the Veteran Affairs Department to assess the medical records of over 8,000 patients. The research estimated …