27 November 2023
Beat the Heat: Essential tips for caring for the elderly in hot weather
One of the most important aspects of caring for the elderly in the heat is ensuring proper hydration. Encourage your loved ones to drink plenty of water throughout the day, even if they don't feel thirsty. Dehydration can sneak up quickly, and staying well-hydrated is crucial in preventing heat-related complications.
08 September 2023
Types of jobs in aged care
There are various roles for a professional to pursue in the aged care industry and each role may require certain qualifications. The qualifications and requirements for specific aged care workers ensure they can provide a certain level of care. Understanding the qualifications and requirements to be an aged care worker can help determine your career path in the industry.
17 October 2023
Aged Pension Guide
This blog will outline how to assess if you qualify for the aged pension, approximately how much you will receive, what the asset threshold is, how to apply for it and what the difference is between the aged pension and the disability pension. Most Age Pension payments are made by Services Australia . Age pensioners who also receive certain compensation payments from the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) can choose to have their Age Pension paid by either DVA or Services Australia.
14 November 2023
What is Ageism?
Ageism affects everyone, both young and old. Age discrimination can be seen in a wide variety of settings and situations including the workplace and in healthcare. Ageism is a very destructive type of discrimination. It is hard to fight because it has become part of everyday life in Australia.
01 November 2023
The term 'elder abuse' covers a range of harmful behaviours, including physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse and neglect. Elder abuse not only violates the basic human rights and dignity of older individuals but also poses serious health and well-being risks.
10 July 2023
How do you promote good nutrition in the elderly?
Part three in our three-part series on nutrition. Our resident nutritionist, Kiarra, Lead Dietician and Allied Health Manager from the OSCAR Care Group writes about strategies that can be employed to promote good nutrition among the elderly.