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A year to be proud of in the aged care industry

A year to be proud of in the aged care industry

RCH News

As 2017 wraps up and we look forward towards a new year, we want to reflect on the incredible year we have had in the aged care industry. We would also like to congratulate and thank all our graduates this year! Embarking on training in the aged care industry is admirable and requires effort, time […]

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Amazing benefits of pet therapy in aged care

Amazing benefits of pet therapy in aged care

Elderly Health and Lifestyle

For most of us, being around animals makes us feel happy. Numerous studies highlight the benefits of the companionship of pets for our physical and mental health. Pets are hugely beneficial to the elderly too; in fact, pet therapy is becoming increasingly common in aged care. Pet therapy: increasing quality of life for the elderly […]

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Why children and the elderly benefit from time spent together

Why children and the elderly benefit from time spent together

Elderly Health and Lifestyle

It doesn’t sound like they would be well-matched as companions, but time spent between children and the elderly shouldn’t be underestimated. According to recent research, a companionship between children and the elderly is mutually beneficial. An Australian study showed that shared play between older individuals and in child care settings can have results that are […]

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Summer safety for the elderly

Summer safety for the elderly

Elderly Health and Lifestyle

We often associate summer and the warmer weather with fun in the sun, but for older Australians the heat can be dangerous. Caring for the elderly in the heat means taking extra precautions to ensure they can enjoy the warmth while staying safe and healthy. These five tips can help aged care workers and caregivers […]

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Getting more iron in older age

Getting more iron in older age

Elderly Health and Lifestyle

Iron is a nutrient that is important for individuals of all ages. It’s important for aged care workers to know that getting more iron in older age is essential for good health The role of iron is to regulate some of our vital bodily functions. Iron aids in maintaining healthy enzymes, producing energy, transporting oxygen […]

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Robotics in aged care having an impact

Robotics in aged care having an impact

Healthcare Technology

What we used to see in the movies is now becoming a reality, with robotics in aged care having an impact in the aged care industry in a big way shortly. Whether it is for providing a higher standard of living for residents in facilities or in creating a more manageable workload for carers, robotics […]

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Dealing with depression in aged care

Dealing with depression in aged care

Elderly Health and Lifestyle

Did you know, according to research 1 in 3 residential care residents suffers from depression? If you are in or working towards a career in aged care, understanding the risk factors, symptoms and what to do is vital. Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that Australian men aged over 85 have the highest […]

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An overview of arthritis for aged care workers

An overview of arthritis for aged care workers

Elderly Health and Lifestyle

Arthritis isn’t just a condition affecting older individuals, however it is more likely to affect older Australians, in particular those who are female. This overview of arthritis for aged care workers can help you know what to expect and how to help. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, arthritis affects less than 1% of […]

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Fun ways to create memories in Queensland for those aged 65+

Fun ways to create memories in Queensland for those aged 65+

Elderly Health and Lifestyle

As aged care workers, your job is to take care of, not only the physical but also the mental and emotional needs of your clients. One way of doing this is by helping your clients to create new and fun memories. There is no shortage of activities in Queensland for over 65s, but to save […]

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