As a residential aged care provider, we play a vital role in caring for older Australians - with the care we provide and the services we offer our residents, we use natural resources to heat, cool, and power our homes, and generate waste and have a footprint that impacts the natural environment.
An initiative by the United Nations, hosted annually on 5 June, this year’s theme is reimagine, recreate, restore - focused on protecting our unique ecosystems. We can’t turn back time, but now is the time to grow trees, green our cities, plant in our gardens and clean up our rivers and coasts.
Initially Ian was apprehensive about coming into aged care, but he had suffered a series of falls in his family home and was struggling to cope, so began to come into Estia Health for short periods of respite care.
Interacting with animals can often improve the health and wellbeing of the elderly. Stroking a dog can release a hormone called oxytocin, linked to anxiety relief, helping to improve mood. It is also thought to reduce the level of stress-related hormones in the blood, as well as being a great way to give and receive love; especially helping those who lack regular social interaction
Did you know Butterscotch is a type of confectionery whose primary ingredients are brown sugar and butter? The largest butterscotch candy made was created in 1996. It weighed over 3500 lbs!
Try your hand at making your own, more modest, family sized sponge with this simple and easy to follow recipe. Butterscotch sponge is definitely a firm favourite among residents in our homes.
Did you know pumpkin is a type of winter squash that belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family? In Australia, pumpkin may refer to any type of winter squash. While commonly viewed as a vegetable, pumpkin is scientifically a fruit, as it contains seeds. That said, it’s nutritionally more similar to vegetables than fruits. Beyond its delicious taste, pumpkin is nutritious and linked to many health benefits.
With our ANZAC’s being remembered later this month on 25 April, our residents will be enjoying these sweet little treats. It has been claimed that biscuits were sent by wives and women's groups to soldiers abroad because the ingredients do not spoil easily, and the biscuits kept well during naval transportation.
Many experts note that the acts of nurturing can relieve feelings of social isolation. Studies have shown that pet owners have less depression, suffer less loneliness and feel more secure. Even taking care of a garden can provide motivation.