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  1. What is a mobility aid and which one is best for me?

    Cathie's Corner - what is a mobility aid and which one is best for me?

    Mobility aids are things that help you get about more easily/safely. From handy walking sticks and urban poles, to functional shopping trolleys and rollators or walkers, find out which mobility aids may be best for you. Find out which mobility aids will best help you to get stronger, recover, or just age gracefully.

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  2. Best folding shopping trolley for mobility and independence

    Cathie's Corner - shopping trolley

    Modern built for purpose Shopping trolleys are so much more than a way to get the shopping home. We have choices to suit all abilities and needs, so have a look and find your walking buddy.

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  3. 10 Great Gifts for Seniors with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

    We have many things to provide orientation and focus, or comfort and distraction which can be really helpful to make the day feel much more manageable. We hope that some of these ideas will help you to feel better equipped to maintain better health and feel safe and supported in your day.

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  4. Review of different cushion types to help prevent pressure injuries

    The risk of pressure injury increases when a person has impaired mobility and or sensation changes. Understanding that pressure injuries result from prolonged pressure as well as from friction or dragging over a surface or rubbing on a surface, can help us to avoid the risks. The good news is there are a lot of pressure prevention cushion options to choose from depending on individual circumstances and needs.

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  5. Is SafeStraw the best drinking aid for people with dysphagia?

    Cathie's CornerDysphagia – the tendency to cough and ‘choke’ when drinking - can be a serious and frightening condition if it is not carefully managed. Thankfully, there are a number of eating and drinking aids, including the SafeStraw by Bionix, that can help people with dysphagia to eat and drink with more confidence.

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  6. How to choose the best bed for seniors with mobility issues

    As many of us get older we might experience reduced flexibility, a bit of stiffness or pain, or develop other medical conditions that can make it hard to get comfortable in bed and to enjoy a restorative and enjoyable sleep. The good news is that there are lots of things you can do to help with that!

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  7. What walking aid should I use? Rollator, frame, walking stick or crutches?

    Rollators or walkers, walking sticks, and crutches each offer different levels of support and versatility. This guide is designed to help you choose which walking aid is the right one for you and your needs to help you maintain your mobility indoors and outdoors.

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  8. Why Companion Pets bring comfort and joy to people living with Dementia

    Cathie's Corner - companion pets

    Those of us that love pets, or who have always had pets, intuitively seem to know that they provide us comfort, company and generally a sense of wellbeing. We tend to talk to them, sit with them, and enjoy interacting with them. Maybe surprisingly to some, the same feelings seem to be enjoyed in response to interacting with our Companion Pet Cats and Companion Pet Dogs.  

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  9. Understanding the NDIS: How the Scheme Works & its Benefits

    The NDIS is helping people with a permanent and significant disability live life more independently through personalised, flexible support and funding packages. How does the NDIS help people with a Permanent Disability? How does the NDIS Scheme Work?

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