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Why dental health is vital for older people

Dental health is a crucial part of physical wellbeing for people of all ages, but it becomes increasingly important as we get older. Older people can often find it harder to maintain good oral health, making it a critical aspect of their overall health and quality of life.

Eldercare aged care resident sitting with black labradoodle Bella

Pet therapy in aged care

In recent years, pet therapy has become increasingly popular in health care settings, including in aged care homes. Pet therapy has been shown to improve both physical and mental health in older people.


My loved one has just been diagnosed with dementia. What should I do?

It can be a challenging time when a loved one is diagnosed with dementia and it can be difficult to know what to do.


What is palliative care and end-of-life care?

Palliative and end-of-life care are phases of a resident’s care that are often not well understood. Eldercare provides all residents with holistic, person-centred care throughout all phases of their life, including while receiving palliative and end-of-life care.


I’ve decided I want to move into a retirement village – what’s next?

So you’ve decided to downsize your house and make the move into a retirement village – well done! Sometimes making the decision is the hardest part.

Eldercare Staff members

What is the RAD and DAP in aged care?

When beginning to explore aged care and finding out more about how its funded, you will probably be confronted with a whole bunch of abbreviations.

The RAD and DAP are commonly used when discussing pricing in residential aged care.

Eldercare Trowbridge House resident and staff member looking down at a form that they are completing together.

What is the ACAT and how do I get one?

An ACAT is short for an assessment completed by the Aged Care Assessment Team and an assessment must be completed for anyone to enter a government-funded aged care home.

Eldercare Allambi resident and volunteer smiling into the camera as they hold the crafts they are making.

Why should I volunteer in aged care?

Volunteering for an aged care provider can be a very fulfilling experience – and volunteering roles are much more diverse than most people think.

An Eldercare carer and a resident smiling at each other.

Why work in aged care?

So, you’ve finally received your qualification – or perhaps you’ve been in the workforce for a while now and you’re looking for something different?

What about a career in aged care?

Eldercare staff members smiling to the camera.

There’s a role for everyone in aged care

When most people think of jobs in aged care, they picture carers helping older people with their daily living like eating, showering and getting dressed, but there are many other roles that help aged care residents live their best life.

An Eldercare resident smiles at her daughter and holds her hand while sitting in an armchair.

12 tips on how to cope after a loved one has moved into aged care

Having a loved one move into an aged care home can be challenging and perhaps more difficult than first thought. You may question the decision to move your loved one into residential aged care, especially if it wasn’t their idea or they’ve been told by medical workers that they can no longer live at home.

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Work with a team that celebrates and embraces diversity

Diversity means celebrating individual differences and recognising the value of people’s unique knowledge, skill and experience.

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