Category Archives for Disability Care

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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Platinum’s carers

Not every client that Platinum cares for is a senior requiring assistance to stay at home. While a large number of Platinum’s clients are indeed elderly people, this is probably a reflection of the increasingly large ageing population. Today, in Australia, there are more than 3.5 million people aged 65 and over. That accounts for […]

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Compassion fatigue: what is it, and how to survive

Compassion fatigue: the eventual by-product of caring for someone. Everyone gets it – if they’re doing their job well. Nurses get it. Doctors get it. Even some new parents get it at that most intense of times when they are suddenly responsible for a new and entirely vulnerable little life. It’s nature’s way of making […]

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Are your paid caregivers providing the standard of care that you would wish for your loved one?

Are you the primary caregiver for your husband or wife? Do you visit your elderly parent frequently in order to ensure that they are well and happy? Do you sometimes feel the need to take a break, but have concerns that your loved one may not receive that same standards of care that you provide […]

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Wearable tech: are fitness trackers the answer to getting our old folks active?

  Me and my fitbit Nothing makes me happier,  in my relatively sedentary life, than the celebratory buzz on my wrist when my fitbit announces to me that I’ve nailed 10,000 steps in a day. Not just the buzz, but the little digital party streamers and the funky words of praise that flash at me […]

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Home care – who uses it and what are the benefits?

Not everyone who uses home care services is elderly, although this is the group that most people associate with this type of service. Plenty evidence exists to demonstrate that providing care for people within their homes is the best option for both the healthcare system, and for patients and clients themselves.

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Online platform to generate better aged and disability care standards

Trip Advisor format for quality assessment in health Patient Opinion is an online platform, founded in the UK in 2005 by Dr Paul Hodgkin who wanted to give patients an opportunity to tell the stories of their experiences of health and social care. It has been adopted throughout the UK, but Scotland in particular, recognised […]

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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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