Platinum Healthcare farewells community support worker Leo

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

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

Article 2 of 3 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 […]

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Aged Care at Home: The Impact of Falls

Article 1 of 3 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 […]

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Living with a Family Member with Dementia

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

Wheelchair - Disability Care

  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 […]

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The Place of the Elderly in Society

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

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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