Wellbeing

Preparing an after-hours back up plan

It’s important to have a plan in place if you become sick or injured outside of your normal GP’s surgery hours. We’ve all experienced those moments when we have injured ourselves or we are feeling quite unwell only to discover the doctor’s surgery is closed. You’re not sure if you can wait out the
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Health and Reablement

Safe bathing tips for joint pain

Warm water is a great therapy for relieving pain and reducing stress. Soaking in the bath or taking a warm shower can be beneficial for body and soul. However, when you have joint pain and soreness,
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Recipes to help you love your liver

Your liver is one of your most important organs and critical for your wellbeing. It controls your metabolism and coordinates more than 500 bodily functions from processing nutrients, breaking down
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Understanding cholesterol

Cholesterol is essential for the functioning of your body and for maintaining a healthy metabolism. It is a combination of lipid (fat) and steroid which is produced naturally. Cholesterol levels are
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Carer Information

Finding a mental health professional

Finding the right mental health professional for your needs is an important step to help you on your way to recovery, and it’s just as important as having the right doctor for your medical needs.
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Planning for dementia

While everyone should plan for the future, for those who have been diagnosed with dementia planning takes on a new level of urgency. Making plans while you are legally competent and able to
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Managing relationships while caring for a loved one

Caring for a loved one can be a great responsibility which can have a major impact on all your relationships - both positive and negative. When you’re caring for someone, often the relationship
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Technical Tips

Facebook for seniors

Facebook is a social networking website which enables you to connect and interact with family, friends and organisations you are interested in . It is estimated 60% of Australians are active users on
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Video calling to keep connected to family and friends

As we age and our mobility decreases, it can become more difficult to leave home on a regular basis. While there are many services available to support these changes in your lifestyle, reduced social
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Online scams targeting older Australians

Scammers are becoming more sophisticated and often older Australians are targeted as they have more accumulated wealth than younger people. Being ‘scammed’ can leave you distressed and vulnerable as
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Expert Advice

Door-to-door and home maintenance scams

Sadly, older Australians may be more susceptible to door-to-door and home maintenance scams which generally involve promoting goods and services that are of poor quality, or not delivered at all.
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About advance care planning

Advance care planning outlines your future health and personal care when you are unable to communicate your needs and preferences, yourself due to illness or serious injury. It can be difficult to
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What you need to know about your Will

It can be difficult to talk about passing away, and what your wishes might be once you’ve gone, but it’s important for those your love for you to put a valid Will in place. Why do you need a Will? A
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