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When Home-Care Feels Like Family-Care

When Home-Care Feels Like Family-Care

Eighty-two-year-old Sandra told her staff that they’d have to carry her out of her Sydney office before they’d ever get her to retire. Work was her life, especially after her husband passed away and her son grew up. Sandra is …

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My Loved One Has Alzheimer’s Disease – What Can I Do?

My Loved One Has Alzheimer’s Disease – What Can I Do?

Anyone with a family member who has Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia-causing condition knows the pain of saying “Happy Mother’s Day, Mum” only to get a blank expression in return. Alzheimer grief doesn’t begin at death. We begin to miss …

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In Home Care or Residential Care

In Home Care or Residential Care

In the wake of nursing home scandals and reports of resident abuse at the state-run Oakden in South Australia, it’s clear that a new model of aged care in NSW and Australia wide is long overdue. Aged care raises complex …

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