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This Week In Aged Care

Posted on: July 24th, 2014 by Eric Hiam in Health Issues And Aged Care

Here are some of the aged care stories from the past week:

Concern Over Future of Kiama Hospital – Kiama Independent

The Kiama community are expecting huge changes in their hospital and health system after the hospital received an $8 million grant from the Restart NSW Illawarra Infrastructure Fund. This grant is to upgrade the current facilities into a ‘centre of aged care excellence’ however, there is concern that this will have a negative effect on the current health services provided in the area while the upgrade takes place. Follow this link for more information:

Inequality Big Factor in Aged Care Outcomes – Financial Review

We are aware of the rapidly growing need for finance to support our ageing population but there are also a number of other challenges we are facing on deciding how we can provide the best care for our older generations.

Hello Koalas, A Colourful Creative Ageing Study – Camden Haven Courier

50 one metre high fibreglass koala sculptures will be installed in the Port Macquarie Hastings region across the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail. These sculptures will help create a familiar, dementia friendly environment. They will allow residents, struggling with dementia, to overcome hesitation when visiting unfamiliar places, as they will be linked by the similar koala sculptures. Read more about the Hello Koalas Sculpture product here:

Pets Continue To Prove Beneficial To The Elderly – PR Wire

The Tall Trees Care Communities provide an alternative to traditional aged care where they allow their residents to keep pets. Read the following article to find out how particular breeds of dogs are helping their aged care residents.