The 3 Most Alarming Threats to Quality Aged Care

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Article 1 of 4 With population growth on the rise and longer life expectancy, quality aged care has become a consideration for an exponentially growing number of families. For many families the ideal aged care option would allow their loved one to stay home, as long as that is still possible. Over the past two […]

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Company for seniors at Christmas time

Not every senior person is lucky enough, in this ever-expanding world, to have all their family members living close by. It’s not always easy for their children who live far away – in another town or state, or even in another country – to make it home for Christmas. Many senior Australians emigrated here decades […]

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Remember your ageing loved ones this Christmas

As Christmas approaches it becomes more important than ever to find ways to involve your ageing loved ones into your family celebrations, and help them to enjoy this special time. It’s not easy though – Christmas is a busy time: from work wind-ups, to Christmas card writing, and gift buying; this time of year can […]

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Motor Neurone Disease – what is it, how it happens, how it affects people & Platinum’s role

Platinum’s carers are often called upon to provide support for people who are living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). This support can range from simply preparing meals, to assisting with personal care in the mornings and evenings. Showering and dressing for the day, or the bedtime routine are important duties carried out by Platinum’s carers […]

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Dementia – why it’s so important to diagnose early

Alzheimer’s disease – the leading cause of dementia in older people – can have a devastating impact on both the person with the disease, and their surrounding family and friends. Its symptoms are unsettling at the very least, and can be devastating and destructive as the disease progresses. Too often, dementia (whether it’s Alzheimer’s disease, […]

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Boosting cognitive fitness for a longer life

It’s well documented that we will all live longer, better lives, if only we were to eat our 5&2 a day, drink plenty of water, and take 30 minutes of exercise daily. But is that all we need to do? How do we fill the other 15 and a half waking hours of our day, […]

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Dementia – why research and the search for a cure are so important

The call to find a cure for dementia (and in particular, Alzheimer’s disease, which is the most common cause of dementia in Australia) has become increasingly urgent in recent years, as we have started to realise just how great an impact the condition has had on our increasing elderly population. It is not simply because […]

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Multiple Sclerosis – what is it and how can Platinum help?

Here at Platinum Healthcare Services, we are often asked to provide services on behalf of MSWA. There are approximately 24000 people in Australia living with one of four types of Multiple Sclerosis. It is a disease that affects women more commonly than men, and it is more likely to affect people of European descent than […]

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