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Top 5 Things You Need To Do Prior To A Loved One Going Into Care

Top 5 Things You Need To Do Prior To A Loved One Going Into Care

Each and every week we meet with families who are tackling the daunting process of moving loved ones into care. Often, they’re entering this whole new world suddenly, with very little preparation due to an unexpected and often difficult change in circumstances. For those who do have the time to plan for this new chapter, … Read more

Pre-planning Discussions With Your Parents

Pre-planning Discussions With Your Parents

I’m yet to meet a family that finds the topics we are about to deal with easy going. It’s what makes aged care such an emotional area, full of taboos like money and death. But sticking our heads in the sand is not an option. At some point we really must sit down with our … Read more

Do I Need to Sell My House to Enter Aged Care?

Do I Need to Sell My House to Enter Aged Care?

Making the decision to enter aged care is not easy. And you might be wondering whether you’ll need to sell your home in order to fund the accommodation costs associated with living in an aged care facility. While many people believe that you must sell your family home in order to enter aged care, the … Read more

The Power of Music Therapy for Dementia

It’s no secret that music and emotions are linked in a powerful way. Many individuals have worked to develop music for each stage of life, from infancy, to childhood, to old age. In the past few years, an emphasis has been put on the power of music therapy for dementia. What is Music Therapy? According … Read more

Best foods and eating habits to promote oral health

Did you know that brushing and flossing your teeth aren’t the only things that contribute to oral health? Nutrition and eating habits have just as much of an effect on your pearly whites- but are often forgotten when discussing oral hygiene. Maintaining a nutrient dense diet and healthy snacking habits are key to a healthy … Read more

Phone Apps for the Elderly

There are literally millions of Mobile Apps available to download, both paid and free.  There are Apps for Social Media, Music, Movies, Recipes, Games, Finances, Shopping and so much more! There are also Apps created specifically with the elderly in mind, that can add real value to their daily lives.  We have done some research … Read more

History of Epping

Epping is a great suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its Local Government Area is the City of Whittlesea. Located 18km north of Melbourne, Epping is bound by Mill Park and Lalor to the south, Somerton to the west, South Morang to the east and Wollert to the North. Epping has a mainly flat terrain though, … Read more

Tips for keeping your mind active

Being brain healthy is relevant at any age, whether you are young, old or in between. However, it is particularly important once you reach middle age as this is when changes start to occur in the brain. Dementia describes a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain that affect thinking, behaviour … Read more