Looking after nanna

In Touch: Telephones for Seniors with Disabilities

If your loved one is in a home or receiving assisted care, it is vital that he or she remains communicative and retains some independence. Regular phone conversations are one way of keeping socially active; however, there are several factors which can hinder phone use for seniors. Problems with sight, hearing, dexterity, mobility and memory mean that a specialised telephone may be needed. Ask your loved one's care provider for advice in order to select the most appropriate product. Read More 

Reducing staff turnover at your nursing home

As a nursing home manager, you know that your senior caregivers are one of the biggest assets of your facility. Caring, engaged and experienced staff help you to attract and retain families into your facility, and ensure that the facility remains profitable.   Here are some ways to help retain your staff, beyond monetary rewards. Flexible shift rosters Many of the staff working in nursing homes are simultaneously juggling their own family commitments, with the round-the-clock nature of working in a nursing home. Read More 

About Me

Looking after nanna

When nanna started getting forgetful we all thought it was cute. But when she started leaving pots to boil dry on the stove and losing the car in the carpark when she went shopping it wasn't cute anymore. Sometimes loving someone means looking after them and we started looking for a facility that could really look after her. We found an awesome facility where the people really care for nanna. These days we know she is safe, and she seems a lot more comfortable and relaxed. Now when we see her we have a great time chatting and sharing memories.

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