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Robots to Help Care for the Elderly

January 9, 2017 0 Comments
Robots to Help Care for the Elderly

Focusing its attention to care for the elderly, IBM Research has created a prototype robot named MERA, which stands for Multi-Purpose Eldercare Robot Assistant. IBM MERA is a Watson-enabled application designed to assist the elderly and their caregivers. Developed in collaboration with the Rice University in Texas, the prototype robot runs on the IBM Cloud […]

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Cycling Without Age

December 19, 2016 0 Comments
Cycling Without Age

What a marvelous concept! An initiative to help older people get back into cycling was recently launched in Canberra… it is the first Australian Chapter of Cycling without Age. And in writing this article I remember a time when Reg used to dink me on his pushbike and all of the fun we had! Cycling […]

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Mobile Games for People with Dementia

December 12, 2016 0 Comments
Mobile Games for People with Dementia

Well, haven’t games for people with Dementia advanced since I had the time to sit down and play a good old board game or enjoy a night of bingo! Thanks to technology, we now have access to hundreds of mobile games that help people exercise their cognitive ability with just a touch of their fingers. […]

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The Importance of Recording Instructions, Treatments and Observations

December 1, 2016 1 Comment
The Importance of Recording Instructions, Treatments and Observations

There is a saying in the health care industry: “If it’s not written down, it didn’t happen”. This only begins to sum up the importance of recording instructions, treatments and observation. In the medical setting, health records are a thorough documentation of everything that a patient undergoes throughout a treatment process, so it is vital […]

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Transferring Your Client In and Out of a Car

September 19, 2016 0 Comments
Transferring Your Client In and Out of a Car

Reg has asked me on numerous occasions if I would like to accompany him for a little jaunt in the countryside. Each time I remind him (ever so gently) that he doesn’t have a car licence – or a car! But if he did… he might need some expertise is helping me in and out […]

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Building the Reputation of Your Aged Care Facility

August 9, 2016 0 Comments
Building the Reputation of Your Aged Care Facility

The reputation of your Aged Care Facility can never be taken lightly. In this era of social media, 24/7 online access to current news events, and a technologically advanced society where the majority of people carry a camera and recording device with them through their mobile phone or tablet – never, ever underestimate the damage […]

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Ways to Help Your Patient to Relax and Sleep

May 31, 2016 0 Comments
Ways to Help Your Patient to Relax and Sleep

Yelling “Get in your bed!” or “Go to sleep!” isn’t exactly an acceptable method to encouraging your client to relax and sleep. 🙂 Sometimes sleep evades even the most relaxed person – and your client or patient could be one of those struggling to get some necessary shut eye. They could be restless, or having […]

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Horticulture Therapy Helping Dementia Patients

May 16, 2016 0 Comments
Horticulture Therapy Helping Dementia Patients

Reg asked me just the other day: “Do you think I’ll like gardening when I grow up?” Being a skeleton I didn’t have the heart to tell him that he was way past considering the benefits of Horticulture Therapy. So I just mentioned that with his busy schedule teaching Body Systems at Back to Basics […]

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Thank a Nurse

May 12, 2016 0 Comments
Thank a Nurse

When Mum’s kisses can no longer cure us, we turn to the next best thing – nurses! They have the drive, knowledge and skill to take care of us when we are at our worst, and they tell the best stories at dinner parties! Take a moment today to recognise and thank a nurse for […]

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Manual Handling in the Health Care Setting

April 26, 2016 0 Comments
Manual Handling in the Health Care Setting

Did you know that workers in the Health Care Setting score above average when it comes to injuries while performing manual handling tasks? In fact, manual handling in the Health Care Setting causes 36% of all injury and disease claims in NSW! And the most frequently injured body parts for Health Care Staff who work […]

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