Tag Archives: Aged-care

ALERT: Older Australians Living with Dementia Need More Exercise!

Australians living with dementia in residential aged-care facilities (RACF) experience not only cognitive decline, but also changes in emotional control, social behaviour and physical function. Up to 52% of residents in RACF has a diagnosis of dementia. Although benefits of exercise for elderly with dementia is well documented in research literature, current policy and funding […]

Aged-care Physiotherapist WANTED – Northern & Western Suburbs, Melboume

About ProActive Care: Are you looking for meaningful and rewarding career in one of the fastest growing industries? We are looking for an experienced physiotherapist to join our team of dedicated professionals passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of our seniors. Our team at ProActive Care provides high-quality, personable, onsite physiotherapy services for residents […]

Use of Hip Protectors in Residential Aged-care Facilities

Hip protectors are commonly prescribed in the Residential Aged-care Facilities (RACFs) by doctors, physiotherapist, nurses and other health professions. For many facilities, hip protectors are utilised as ‘first-line of defence’ in prevention of hip fractures and provided to every resident following a fall. However, how much do we really know about hip protectors and its […]

A Handpan Healing Experience…

Aside from providing a professional and caring service for residents at our partner aged-care facilities, our passionate and multitalented physio, Timothy Thomas, also offers what he calls a “Handpan Healing Experience”. Tim has specifically designed a calming and soothing live music performance, using rare and unique instruments such as Handpans, Singing Bowls, Rav Drums, and […]

Dedicated Aged-Care Physios Wanted!

ProActive Care Pty Ltd provides high-quality, personable, onsite physiotherapy services to a number of aged-care facilities in North and West of Melbourne. Opportunity exists for like-minded individuals to join a team of dedicated & experienced aged-care physiotherapist, passionate about improving the quality of life for older Australians. Visit www.proactivecare.com.au to find out more about us. […]

How ProActive Care Can Help With Falls Prevention in the Elderly…

Falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury in older adults aged 65 and over, and accounts for 72% of injury-related hospital admissions. 54% of older people who has a fall in a residential aged-care facility will sustained injuries, with 33% sustaining a fracture.   Who Is Likely To Fall? About one third of people […]