Tips & Tricks

self care

Compassion Fatigue

What is Compassion Fatigue? Compassion Fatigue can simply be described as the cost of caring. Working in the community or nursing sector will see field staff providing physical and emotional on a long term basis, this level of care can lead to the Field Staff to a level of exhaustion and even their ability to […]

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Mobile Health Suite

DD Mobile Health Suite User Guides

Welcome to the Procura Mobile Health Suite (MHS) app for your iphone or Android. Click on the following links for learning how to set up and use your app: MHS setting up your phone MHS Login MHS User  MHS Employee portal MHS Troubleshooting If you have any queries or concerns please call the DD Office. […]

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depression

beyondblue – Anxiety and Depression Anxiety and Depression

“beyondblue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.” DD staff are encouraged to undertake any training that will assist them to provide excellent care. One of our Registered Nurses, Olivia recently studied the beyondblue online course related to Anxiety and Depression and […]

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concussion

Concussion – what is it and how do you handle it?

Even though your brain is the most complex organ in your body, it is surprisingly delicate. It’s soft—a similar consistency to tofu. It’s usually well protected inside your hard skull, cushioned by cerebrospinal fluid, but this is not always enough to protect the brain from a concussion.  What is a concussion? A concussion is a […]

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hearing aid

Caring for your Hearing Aid

Hearing Aid Troubleshooting guide If you are having problems with your hearing aid then you might like to follow the troubleshooting list below: No sound: Change the battery Check the sound outlet – is it clogged? Is there a filter that needs to be changed? For behind the ear aids with thick tubing check for […]

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Healthy Eyes

Eye Health and Macular Degeneration

“Over 50? You’re at risk of macular degeneration”. Spread the word to friends and family about the importance of “Having an eye test and macular check” You could save their sight.’ Aged-related macular degeneration (AMD or ARMD) is the leading cause of severe vision impairment in people over 40 years in Australia. AMD can be […]

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driving

Guide to Road Safety and Transport Options Information provided by NRMA and Alzheimers Australia

It can be a very traumatic time when someone living with dementia is told they can no longer drive.    The balance between driving safely and maintaining their independence is an emotional time.  Recently the NRMA and Alzheimers Australia NSW developed a guide for people with dementia, their families and carers.  Here is the link: Dementia booklet […]

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Healthy Heart

Lifestyle for a Healthy Heart

There are some simple changes that you can make to your lifestyle that can have a significant impact on the health of your heart. Cate Ferry, Senior Clinical Manager for the Heart Foundation spoke to DD Staff and the community about maintaining a healthy heart and symptoms of heart disease and heart attack, as part […]

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eating well;

Pick Right. Feel Bright!

Following on from the recent National Nutrition Week we would like to offer some tips for eating well and maintaining a healthy weight: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” — Michael Pollan Did you know? 95% of all Australians do not eat the recommended amount of vegetables—on average, we eat less than half of what we’re supposed […]

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Noticing Changes in Loved Ones While You’re Home for the Holidays, and Next Steps

When you live away from a loved one or don’t get to spend much time with them, the holidays can be a time when you notice changes in their health. These can include changes in mood, memory, personality, physical health, mobility, and more. Various factors can influence your loved one’s state of health, including: Low […]

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