A new program to be launched next month is the first in-person, community-focussed course to provide practical and effective education to improve knowledge and confidence for those caring for someone in their last days, weeks, or months of life.
The Advance Project toolkit aims to boost the number of aged care residents with dementia benefitting from palliative care and end-of-life support, and has already been accessed by a huge range of care workers, allied health staff, nurses and GPs.
HammondCare’s Lucinda Cottage, an overnight respite cottage at Wahroonga, offers a comfortable stay with trained carers, delicious home-cooked meals and organised activities while home carers get a little time for themselves. The company's 2022 Christmas Appeal is raising money for the maintenance and improvement of facilities like Lucinda Cottage and the vital work they do.
Older people, including those living with dementia, have an opportunity to take a refreshing break from their home environment and socialise with others in their community at the new Ironbark Social Club at Hammondville.
An overnight respite cottage on Sydney’s Northern Beaches will be a home-away-from-home available for eligible older people who are frail or living with dementia. Bugari Cottage will offer specialised care to guests in comfortable surroundings – including an inground saltwater swimming pool - while their carers take a much-needed break.
A new set of practical resources for frontline aged care staff has been developed to help them initiate courageous end-of-life conversations as early as possible and better assess the needs and wishes of residents and home care clients with dementia.
HammondCare has released its Research Report 2021, which outlines the organisation's 37 research projects, 56 grants awards and academic degree supervisions and 86 publications and presentations that evidence the commitment of its clinicians, academics and allied health professions to deliver evidence-based outcomes.