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Understanding Aged Care

When considering options for ageing gracefully, whether it's maintaining independence at home or exploring alternative living arrangements, having a clear grasp of available support systems is crucial.

What Constitutes Aged Care?

Aged care encompasses various services, predominantly nursing homes and home care, along with community-based services, specialised geriatric healthcare, and community centres. Here's a concise overview of the care options available to you, directing you to more detailed sections of the DPS Guide for further insights.

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Navigating a Hospital Stay: Tips for Planning Ahead

Hospital visits, whether planned or unexpected, can be challenging, especially as we age and our health needs become more complex. Whether you're facing surgery, managing a chronic condition, or dealing with an unforeseen medical emergency, careful planning can significantly alleviate stress and discomfort for both patients and caregivers. 

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Engaging Activities for Aged Care Communities

ANZAC Day stands as a solemn national remembrance day, honouring the sacrifices of Australians and New Zealanders who served and perished in military operations.

However, finding suitable activities for seniors or individuals with disabilities can sometimes be challenging. To address this, we've curated a list of engaging activities tailored for ANZAC Day, suitable for both residential aged care facilities and home care settings.

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The state of concussions in contact sports

Concussion, a word often associated with sports injuries, carries far greater significance as individuals age. The retirement of Angus Brayshaw, a now retired AFL player, at the relatively young age of 28 due to concussion-related brain changes, serves as a reminder of the profound and lasting impact head injuries can have, especially later in life.

Brayshaw's departure from the sport he loved, prompted by doctor's advice and the discovery of microscopic changes in his brain, underscores the gravity of the situation. Mark Knight's tribute to Brayshaw through a cartoon reflects not only admiration for his achievements but also serves as a stark warning of the dangers inherent in contact sports.

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Exploring Options for Unused NDIS Funds

The NDIS provides funding to assist participants in achieving their goals and enhancing independence. Having leftover funds in your NDIS plan is common and can occur for various reasons. Unused funds can be utilised flexibly within the NDIS guidelines to avoid wastage.

It's not unusual to find yourself with remaining funds in your National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plan. However, it's essential to note that unspent funds cannot be carried over into a new plan. Therefore, considering alternative uses for these funds before your plan review is crucial.

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