Author Archive | Nick Woodhams

Living alone can be life threatening as we age

By Frank & Earnest It’s official – a recent study has found people who are lonely and socially isolated will literally die sooner than those who are living in communities. With an increasing number of Australian seniors living alone, this is an issue which needs to be addressed. The results of a decades long study from the […]

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Retirement Housing – an aid for Family Discussions

Over the holiday season many families will be discussing retirement housing options for frail family members. One thing that hampers such discussions is the difficulty of knowing what the options are. We hope the following brief sketch is helpful. Options include: Staying in the current home A range of services are available to help with […]

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Staying in the family home as long as possible is best. Right ?

Well, although that might seem the best thing to, it may not be in the best interests of the elderly family member. Although many services are now available as “Home care” – such as laundry, preparing meals, shopping and home maintenance, personal care, etc  this does not address one of the most important issues – […]

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