Support Worker
Support Worker
By Jacinta Sheedy, 3:40 pm on July 30, 2018

Meeting your support worker for the first time is an exciting experience –it establishes the commencement of a new support journey and provides an insight of the types of support you will receive. At Home Care Assistance we pride ourselves on matching our care partners to our clients, so that both parties really have a great working relationship. When staring a new service or having a new support worker with…

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Taste
Taste
By Jacinta Sheedy, 4:14 pm on June 8, 2018

Effects of ageing on taste and smell The most important thing to remember about the sense of taste is that it highly dependent upon the sense of smell. The brain is only capable of distinguishing five specific flavours; Sour Sweet Salty Bitter Savoury We experience taste when saliva combines with good to break it down chemically. Our mouths contain over 10,000 taste buds. Our taste buds must physically meet the…

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The five senses
The five senses
By Jacinta Sheedy, 11:05 am on June 7, 2018

What happens when we lose our senses? Most of us have five functioning senses which are hearing, vision, touch, smell and taste. Our senses tend to change as we age for various reasons for instance: You may experience vision difficulties such as astigmatism or near- sightedness because the lens of your eye is curved irregularly. Some people can cause damage to their ears through many years of being exposed to…

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In home palliative care
In home palliative care
By Jacinta Sheedy, 11:32 am on June 6, 2018

What is palliative care Palliative care is a multidisciplinary approach to specialised medical and nursing care for people with life-limiting illnesses. It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms, pain, physical stress, and mental stress of a terminal diagnosis. Palliative care identifies and treats symptoms which may be physical, emotional, spiritual or social. Because palliative care is based on individual needs, the services offered will differ but may include: •…

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medication safety
medication safety
By Jacinta Sheedy, 10:56 am on June 6, 2018

Medication – Why it is it important? There are so many prescription drugs on the market these days that people are finding themselves on a long list of medication and concoctions. Keeping track of what you are taking or have taken in the past is very important for your health and safety . In our day to day management of clients in both aged care and home care situations, we…

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