Category Archives for Community Care

More choice for consumers in aged care

The way in which our elderly access home care packages will change after legislation was introduced to Parliament on Thursday, 11/2/2016 to give more choice to consumers in aged care. Under the current system, an individual who has been assessed as eligible for a home care package will be referred to a provider who has […]

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How you can ward off Alzheimer’s with good social support

If you want to ward off Alzheimer’s, it turns out that visiting friends, picnicking with others, attending parties, and even going to church might be just as good for you as crossword puzzles. Social Support and ageing … As we age, we tend to lose important social connections such as family and friends. It’s a […]

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John has a social life again

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

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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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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