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Last Days program first of its kind to nurture understanding about death and dying

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.

New end-of-life care toolkit to help aged care staff proving big success

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.

Christmas appeal raising funds for important overnight respite options

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.

New dementia-specific aged care home a huge investment in Upper Hunter

HammondCare is preparing to open a new 30-bed specialist dementia care home, designed according to internationally recognised cottage model principles.

Ironbark Social Club a boost for older people and those who care for them in Sydney’s South West

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.

New Northern Beaches overnight respite cottage a chance for carers to re-energise

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.

New Miranda Mason offers relationship-based care for frail aged in an innovative design

A new, multi-level aged care home for frail aged residents opened yesterday by HammondCare in Sydney’s south widens the range of accommodation options at the independent charity’s Miranda site.

New toolkit helping aged care workers support residents with dementia at end of life

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 Research Report highlights passion to improve residents’ quality of life

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.

Australia’s oldest man passes away peacefully after a most extraordinary life

HammondCare CEO Mike Baird has paid tribute to the inspirational life of Australia's oldest man, Frank Mawer, following his passing after he was left weakened by a bout of COVID-19.

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