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Perspectives on Aged and Disability Care


John has a social life again

Posted by Len Schoof on 2nd September 2015

John has a social life again – what better Father’s day gift could we offer! Platinum Healthcare started their relationship with John and Kathleen, providing in home care when the busy lives of their son and daughters prevented them being there – “they were cared for with dignity in their own home, which is what […]

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Platinum Healthcare farewells community support worker Leo

Posted by Len Schoof on 14th August 2015

Last month we farewelled Leo Lin, who has been a community care worker for the past 3 years whilst he was studying to qualify for his Registered Nurse Graduate Program. In that time he provided in-home care (also known as community care) to many frail aged clients, disability clients and clients with a chronic illness. […]

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Father’s Day – 105 years of history

Posted by Len Schoof on 12th August 2015

Inspired by a sermon the previous year about Mother’s Day, Sonora Smart Dodd, was successful in having several churches in and around the US town of Spokane, celebrate Father’s Day on 19 June 1910. Sonora’s father was a widower, his wife having died in childbirth, and he raised his six children alone. Interestingly, whilst Mother’s […]

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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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