October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month started on October 1 and ends on October 31. Breast CancerAwareness Month is a great opportunity for the community to focus on breast cancer and its impact on those affected by the disease.Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among Australian women (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer). Survival rates ...
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Keep Older Australians Safe With Home Modifications

Right at Home offers a few helpful tips. ‚ÄčThe floors are too slick, and the stairs are too many. Most homes in Australia are not designed to accommodate the needs of people aged 65 and older. It is worthwhile to consider home modification as a beneficial solution to reduce the potential for injuries, and make everyday tasks easier for older in...
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Heat-Related Illness: Keeping Kool

Right at Home details some heat-related warning signs.Let's be honest, Australia is one hot country and heat-related illness is an issue that those who work in aged care need to address. Heat-related illness occurs when the body can no longer transfer enough heat in order to keep cool. High body temperatures, also known as hyperthermia, can develop...
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Bathroom Safety: The Toilet

Right at Home shares some helpful bathroom upgrades to keep elderly residents safe.Original post by Dr Rein Tideiksaar | June 21, 2016 | Updated by Right at HomeFor many people, getting older can mean the loss of strength and balance when getting from one place to another. One of the greatest challenges for the elderly is getting up and down f...
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