Is retirement bad for your health?

Is retirement bad for your health?

Is retirement bad for your health?   “Come grow old with me, the best is yet to come”William Wordsworth There is an extraordinary concept in the retirement industry called “Dying too late”, which refers to those who live too long after retirement and run out of...
Check Your Risk for Falling

Check Your Risk for Falling

Check Your Risk for Falling (A self-assessment for fall risk) Circle YES or NO for each statement belowWhy it matters Yes (2)No(0)I have fallen in the past year.People who have fallen once are likely to fall again Yes (2)No(0)I use or have been advised to use a cane...
Control of medications in care centres

Control of medications in care centres

Control of medication in care centres (The danger of allowing multiple medication sources)   Recently in Nodding Hills Retirement Village, I was approached by a fellow resident who asked me the following question. He explained that a mutual friend of ours, who...
Care facility terminology

Care facility terminology

Care facility terminology   During my career in the field of caring for elderly people, I have noticed an exponential expansion in terminology used to describe accommodation and care services. Yesteryear’s names were quite simple. Generally, dependant on the...
Frail care management can be a minefield

Frail care management can be a minefield

Frail care management can be a minefield   Those of us who are involved in the management of frail care facilities tread through a minefield…  and very often wearing size thirteen boots! I recently watched a programme produced by Carte Blanche in which a frail...
Choosing fellow board members

Choosing fellow board members

Choosing fellow board members   Some NPOs survive despite, not because of, their Boards of Management! Now before any Board member reading this takes umbrage, remember… of course I’m not talking about you the reader! Nor am I talking about the majority of...