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When should someone with dementia go into a care home?

When should someone with dementia go into a care home? Caring for a loved one diagnosed with dementia is challenging and can be demanding and stressful.  Whilst we can be focused emotionally on the diagnosis, the main thing to think about is whether your loved one’s needs are being met at home.  It’s important to … Read more

Computer Games for Senior Citizens

Computer Games for Senior Citizens author credit, ‘Care For Family’ Everyone, young and old, loves to play games! Think ‘games for seniors’ and images of bingo halls and jigsaw puzzles probably come to mind. On the other hand, think ‘computer games’ and you’re unlikely to imagine the person sitting behind the computer, headphones attached, and … Read more

Benefits Of Eating Healthy As We Age

Benefits Of Eating Healthy As We Age - Oxa Care

Benefits Of Eating Healthy As We Age As we age, eating well can improve mental acuteness, energy levels, and resistance to illness. A healthy diet can also be the key to a positive outlook and staying emotionally balanced. Whatever your age, eating well should be all about fresh, tasty food with wholesome ingredients. The environment … Read more

Caretakers– Do Not End Up Being Control Freaks

Caretakers-- Do Not End Up Being Control Freaks

When you’re a main caregiver responsible for the wellness of your dad, mother or another liked one, it’s easy to become consumed with the details. You want to make sure your Dad isn’t eating rotten food, so you smell everything in his fridge. You keep in mind that your Mom’s hair is oily and stringy, … Read more

Dementia and Alzheimer’s. What’s The Difference?

“What’s the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s?” It’s a common question, and doctors are some of the best at confusing us. Physicians seem to prefer the word “dementia,” possibly because Alzheimer’s has become such a loaded word. “Dementia” somehow sounds less frightening to many people, and now even the experts have started using the words interchangeably. Dementia … Read more

Providers taken through design of new star-rating system

The delivery of Australia’s star-ratings system for residential aged care is near but the sector can expect refinements and improvements over the next five years, providers have heard in an industry webinar this week. The star-rating system, which was a recommendation of the royal commission, aims to give older Australians and their family members a … Read more

How To Eliminate Loneliness and Social Isolation

Loneliness and social isolation in aged care In aged care homes, household engagement and visitor levels vary greatly and are dependent on a number of various aspects. Dealing with social isolation and loneliness has actually been a crucial location of focus for aged care provider Oxa Care, so they have established a relationship-based care method as part … Read more

The Importance of Planning Out A Parent’s Move into Aged Care

The Importance of Planning Out A Parent’s Move into Aged Care

You may have reached an age where the dynamic between child and parent has changed. You may have reached a point in life where it is now your responsibility to start caring for your elderly parents’ needs. There are a number of important things to consider when making the difficult decision to look into aged … Read more