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Perspectives on Aged and Disability Care


Aged Care at home: Preventing Falls

Posted by Len Schoof on 24th February 2015

In the first article on this topic we pointed out that in our “ageing society” the incidence of falls among older people is rapidly becoming a global health issue. In WA, the department of health has found that falls are the second most common cause of injury requiring hospitalisation (31%) and the fourth most common […]

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Aged Care at Home: The Impact of Falls

Posted by Len Schoof on 11th December 2014

Case Studies “My grandpa fell at the ATM. He never recovered and died. Same with my other grandma, she fell in a parking lot, never recovered. Both died within a few months of their fall. A simple fall can spell the end even for a pretty fit person. Also REMEMBER if they fall once, their […]

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Living with a Family Member with Dementia

Posted by Len Schoof on 17th November 2014

Living with a Family Member with Dementia Dementia is debilitating and can bring with it frustration, anger and grief. We provide home care and aged care in Perth, and communicate regularly with patients who have dementia, and their families who are trying to deal with it the best they can. It is not easy to […]

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How to Make your Home Wheelchair Friendly

Posted by Len Schoof on 10th November 2014

How to Make your Home Wheelchair Friendly. As a health care provider in Perth, we understand the importance of designing the home with the needs of the elderly and disabled in mind. It is essential to take home accessibility issues into consideration when a loved one is wheelchair bound. It is important for anyone in […]

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The Place of the Elderly in Society

Posted by Len Schoof on 14th October 2014

A society that fails to lovingly care for its vulnerable members has no future. These vulnerable members are the sick, injured, disabled and, of course, the growing number of frail, elderly citizens. This latter group, who have gone before us, have worked and used their talents to make society what it is today. They deserve […]

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In home care for for the elderly: Why staying at home is better

Posted by Len Schoof on 2nd September 2014

As the saying goes ‘home is where the heart is’ and when someone is unwell or frail it’s the perfect place for recovery and rest. It’s a sanctuary where familiarity is comforting and memories are real. Platinum’s home care services are designed to bring you peace of mind and to relieve the stresses of caring […]

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In Home Care: what is consumer directed care?

Posted by Len Schoof on 21st March 2014

When the government unveiled its Living Longer Living Better aged care reform package on 20 April 2012 it included a significant change to aged home care funding. This would result in aged care following the disability sector by introducing a consumer directed care model that would provide our seniors with more choice, control and flexibility […]

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Aged Care Workforce: A Growing Crisis

Posted by Len Schoof on 28th February 2014

 Fact 1 “The number of Australians 65 and over is projected to double, from 3.2 million people, (14 percent of the population) in 2012 to 6.8 million (20 percent) by 2040”1 “The number of Australians aged 85 years and over is projected to almost triple by 2040, from 430,000 in 2012 (2 percent of the population) […]

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