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Effective pain management in aged care

A recent quantitative review has found that many older adults, especially those living in aged care facilities and residential aged care facilities, are experiencing persistent pain. Older patients with chronic pain require specialist care and medication management. This article defines chronic pain, outlines the problematic correlation between pain and dementia, and suggests strategies to improve …

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Supporting mental health in disability

Mental health illnesses are common in Australia. This article outlines the correlation between mental and disability and explains how National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funding for mental health support works. We also cover some of the supports and services available for people living with psychosocial disabilities. Table of Contents Add a header to begin generating …

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What are short term care accommodation options?

Short-term residential care services are a range of time-limited services that are available to people living independently or with carers. They are aimed at supporting people leaving hospital, addressing emerging issues in maintaining independence and providing carers with respite. In this article we look at short term residential care service options, how and when they …

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Should we continue adapting homes for accessibility or build better by design?

The easy answer is yes! We should continue to adapt homes for accessibility and we should use universal housing design features so homes are suitable for everyone. For wheelchair users, people who rely on mobility devices and really anyone with restricted or limited mobility, housing design has been a significant problem in finding a safe …

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