Technology – the Future of Aged Care?

At Twilight Aged Care we are always on the lookout for new and better ways of providing holistic care for our residents. Technology already plays an important role in what we do, but as leaders in aged care we are fascinated by the possibilities it will offer care homes in the not too distant future. As Australia faces the challenge of an ageing population, technology is going to play a key role in shaping the future of aged care.

Not that long ago, ‘digitisation’ and ‘going paperless’ were the mantra of IT consultants in the health and care sectors. Today, bodies like the Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council (ACIITC) are calling for a wider focus, looking at scalable solutions that will meet the needs of the care providers – and those who receive care – that go far beyond digital storage.
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Dementia Awareness Month

At Twilight Aged Care, we deliver expert care for residents with dementia on a daily basis, and part of our mission is to keep as up-to-date as possible on dementia care and how to manage the disease. As a result, we are very much looking forward to Dementia Awareness Month, which takes place throughout September 2017 and has plenty to offer.

Events are being held across Australia to promote awareness and understanding, and to support people with dementia as well as their relatives and carers. We have listed some of our highlights below.
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Facing the Challenge of an Ageing Population

We all think about our future, and that of our elderly loved ones. With so many Australians enjoying a longer life expectancy than ever before, the increased demand for a higher standard of aged care is imminent. What this means for Australia, on a practical level, is that more of us will require aged care for a longer period of time.

Twilight Aged Care provides compassionate care for our residents, taking the time to understand their concerns and those of their relatives. In response, we’ve devised a program of works that will stand us in good stead for the decades ahead, including the planned refurbishment of our Glengarry facility and redevelopment of the historical Jamison House at Beecroft.
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Preventing Falls

How to prevent falls in the elderly, and what to do when falls occur

With Fall Prevention Week coming up next month on 22-28 September, it’s an excellent time to consider making your home fall-free for your elderly loved ones. At Twilight Aged Care, we care not just for our residents but for all elderly people in our community, so we have put together some thoughts and advice that can help you take steps towards reducing the often-devastating risks of a fall.
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The many benefits of art therapy for seniors

Art therapy for seniorsMore than just a pastime, art is a huge contributor to wellbeing

Never underestimate the power of creativity. As we grow out of childhood and become adults, going out into the wide world to do serious things like earning a living and paying the bills, it’s easy to lose that connection with the things we loved as children. Painting, sculpture, music, poetry, plays… they seem to fall off the agenda so easily. Whether this is good and healthy is another matter. Scientists, researchers and those working in aged care all over Australia, and around the world, are reporting on the positive effects art therapy can have for seniors. People who engage in creative pursuits when they’re older – even with conditions like dementia or Alzheimer’s – can experience a range of physical, cognitive and psychological benefits. Read More

Aged care and the 2017-18 federal budget

Aged care and the 2017 federal budget – Twilight Aged CarePhew – no cuts and a steady hand leave the aged care budget unscathed

Australian residents who are older or who have relatives receiving aged care breathed a sigh of relief in April when the government unveiled its federal budget for the financial year 2017-18. Many were worried there would be major cuts to aged care, but thankfully none materialised.

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