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Top 5 Benefits of In-Home Retirement and Care

Benefits of Home Care

Most elderly Australians want to stay independent and in the comfort of their own home for as long as possible after retirement. That is why home care is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to nursing/retirement facilities. After all, goes the saying, ‘home is where the heart is’ and when someone is unwell or frail it’s […]

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9 Tips to Help You Convince Your Ageing Parents to Accept Help

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Almost weekly we hear from someone who is struggling to arrange support for one or both of their parents. The struggle is due to resistance from their ageing parents who keep insisting that they don’t need help yet! Sound familiar? If this is a struggle you are currently going through you are certainly not alone. […]

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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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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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The problem with sleep for people with dementia

Dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease is known to be linked with sleep loss – but which is the driving factor? Does sleep loss cause dementia, or is sleep loss triggered by the onset of dementia? Knowing which comes first will provide vital clues about how we can help people to avoid developing the disease, or […]

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Dementia: a positive filter

While the search for a cure for dementia continues, there is little we can do for our loved ones, other than make sure they take their prescribed medications on time, and mourn the loss of the minds they once had. Without a doubt it is sad to witness the deterioration of a mother or father […]

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Sharing the care of elderly parents between siblings: the harsh reality

You didn’t get along with your siblings  when you were ten, and while you’ve managed to let a lot of water flow under the bridge since then, the heightened tension that occurs when you have to make major decisions for your elderly parents is likely to reintroduce those fractious and childish behaviours that you’d thought […]

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