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Effective and proven methods that have shown consistent optimal results with working with older people to maximise their independence.

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Impact of Mandatory First Aid for Volunteer on the South Australian Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) Sector

This report documents the findings from a sector survey along with circumstantial feedback provided to Collaborative Project Officers (CPO’s) and Volunteering SA&NT, including recommendations for consideration by the Department of Health Australian Government Department of Health (DoH) in regards to.....view more

- SA Collaborative Projects and Volunteering SA&NT (1/12/2020)

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Intellectual wellness – keeping your brain active matters

Every brain changes with age, and mental function changes along with it. Mental decline is common, and it’s one of the most feared consequences of aging. But cognitive impairment is not inevitable. Here are 12 ways you can help maintain.....view more

- Harvard Health Publishing (29/01/2020)

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Multicultural Competency in Wellness

Wellness Wheel The Mission of the National Wellness Institute (NWI) Multicultural Competency Committee is to support NWI with increasing inclusiveness by advancing multicultural competency within wellness best practices, and to assist with the development of knowledge, awareness, and skills to.....view more

- National Wellness Institute (1/01/2020)

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My Aged Care Assessment Manual

The My Aged Care Assessment Manual (the Manual) is designed to drive good practices in the assessment of older people’s support needs and eligibility for Commonwealth subsidised aged care services under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) and/or types of.....view more

- Department of Health & My Aged Care (1/06/2018)

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My Aged Care: Support for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

If you’re an older person from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background, or you’re caring for an older person from a CALD background, there are aged care services specifically for you. Many organisations now offer specific diets, activities, languages.....view more

- Australian Government & My Aged Care (1/01/2020)

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Physical activity for seniors

The Victorian Government provides information around the benefits of physical activity for seniors. On this page you will find content on: The physical decline of older age Common myths Other barriers to exercise Benefits to the older body Getting active

- Victoria State Government (1/07/2014)

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Risk factors for dementia

Reduce your risk of dementia. Your brain is your most valuable asset. 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.....view more

- Dementia Australia (1/01/2020)

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Social and Emotional Wellbeing

This is a series of 10 factsheets that have been developed to raise awareness about different mental health issues among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The information in the factsheets was adapted from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.....view more

- Australian Indigenous Health Info Net (1/01/2020)

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