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Carer Story: Dealing with burn injuries

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It pays to be prepared for emergencies: most injuries happen at home in an instant, says Virginia Linton, who was ill prepared when her partner was seriously burned. It began…

Carer Story: A Different Road

An extract from Shirley Jamieson’s memoir A Different Road. After Janelle turned 21 she moved into residential care. She’d been to the facility for respite care several times, so she…

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Advice: Managing Medications

Many older people take several medications several times a day. Managing medications is a home health basic. Complete our Medications Care Plan and keep it updated. Ensure refill information is…

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Advice: Communicating With Medical Professionals

Family carers have regular contact with GPs and many other health professionals, government agencies, and support organisations. Being able to communicate well with a wide range of professionals is an…

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