Mind and body Healthy ageing
Considering care
A mature woman cuddling with her pup. Aged care therapy How pets have found their home in aged care Aged care homes are increasingly welcoming pets through the door, and with increasing evidence of the benefits of having a pet, it’s easy to see why. Emma Sorensen Journalist
Aged care therapy The benefits of pet therapy in aged care We know animals can brighten the lives of those living in Aged Care homes, but research shows pets can also improve residents’ health and wellbeing. Tracy McBeth Tracy McBeth Journalist
An elderly woman kisses and elderly man on the cheek Aged care guide How to broach the aged care conversation My Grandpa is 90 years old. He’s been living at home with my Nana and they were doing fairly well until he had a stroke a couple of years ago. Although Grandpa recovered somewhat he was never quite as strong as he was prior to the stroke. Danielle Colley Danielle Colley Blogger
Elderly care
Self care for carers Caring for the career carers We all know the aircraft analogy of putting your own oxygen mask on before helping others, so why do carers find it so hard to practice self-care? Tracy McBeth Tracy McBeth Journalist
An elderly couple walking along a garden path Caring for elderly parents The challenges of caring for an ageing loved one Caring for an aging loved one has many challenges. Nurse and health coach Mary Casey from Bupa’s Aged Care Support Line shares ideas on coping with some common struggles. Tracy McBeth Tracy McBeth Journalist
An elderly person and young woman drinking tea Self care for carers The importance of respite Caring for someone living with dementia is an incredibly important job, but it’s also crucial that carers have time for themselves outside of that role. We look at the types of respite care available and why it’s so important. Tracy McBeth Tracy McBeth Journalist
Keeping connected
Happy Senior Chinese Woman In The Kitchen With Her Little Great Granddaughter Aged care activities Older people and kids – a joyful combination There’s something very special about the relationship between people just starting out in life and those who’ve seen and done it all – whether related by blood or not. Trudie McConnochie Trudie McConnochie Writer
Joan and Charlotte Aged care activities When Charlotte aged 8 met Joan aged 90 Meet Charlotte, 8, and her 90-year-old role model Trudie McConnochie Trudie McConnochie Writer
Elderly woman talking to family members over the computer Aged care activities The power of storytelling Slow down and open you ears to the stories and wisdom that our older generations have to offer – it could do you both some good! Anna Oesten-Creasey Health writer Anna Oesten-Creasey Writer
Remaining independent
happy senior woman exercising on the beach Exercise for seniors 5 tips to manage incontinence We share 5 simple steps seniors can take to help control incontinence. Tracy McBeth Tracy McBeth Journalist
Exercise for seniors The benefits of boxing training for older Australians Boxing training is a hit with people of all ages, even some residents in aged care. We explain how boxing moves can help keep older Australian’s fighting fit. Tracy McBeth Tracy McBeth Journalist
An older woman preparing carrots Meals for the elderly Cooking for one Some people don’t mind cooking for one, but it can make daily food preparation a lonely feat. Here are some recipes to consider. Danielle Colley Danielle Colley Blogger
Technology and health
Older couple on an ipad Technology and health The health benefits of getting seniors online For some, tablets are swallowed with water; for others, they’re a window to the digital world connecting us at the click of a button. Tracy McBeth Tracy McBeth Journalist