By: admin On: August 1, 2019

Harry’s Story Harry came to our Move More assessment day so that we could ensure that he was suitable to attend the course. He was obviously very frail and came in walking on 2 crutches – he was very unsteady and was accompanied by his daughter who just looked...

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By: admin On: June 24, 2019

Sharing Positivity in Care and Health For those that know me (Helen Tite The Wellness Anarchist) you will know that I am extremely positive, cup half full, always a silver lining, speaks from the heart kind of girl. Someone who truly believes that no matter what, there is good...

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By: admin On: April 29, 2019

When Hope is denied When you are told there is nothing else that can be done then all hope is lost, Right? Or if you give positivity, then that is false hope, Right? False hope is something that can’t always be given because of Ethics and then when good...

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By: admin On: October 21, 2018

You fall … whats next? Our job is to keep you steady on your feet, no matter what age you are. But what happens when you fall and you are scared you can’t get up? Having taught balance and stability classes for years we like to think we have...

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By: admin On: September 4, 2018

The Backward Chaining Method for Falls Prevention Backward chaining techniques in preventing falls are used to teach the older adult a task and to actively involve the older adult in the task. In this case, this is getting onto the floor safely and more importantly getting off the floor. They begin...

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By: admin On: August 26, 2018

Prevent falling and Play Hopping and jumping over the rock pools brings out the child in me.  I am always delighted that for a moment the spring chicken in me is preventing my older me from falling.  Prevention is not just for older adults by the way. Balance helps...

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By: admin On: August 26, 2018

Hacked by Pat Taylor I was hacked on my first 12 1/2 hour shift working as a bank nurse at a local community hospital. My brain was in overdrive, trying to take everything in, manage my workload and learn new systems. In general I was trying to keep on...

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By: admin On: July 29, 2018

Our working future What will I look like at 68 when I supposedly retire from working? When I was a kid I thought 68 was ancient. Now I have friends who are in their 60’s and quite frankly, fabulous.  60 is the new black.  I know we are all...

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By: admin On: July 1, 2018

He was my elderly gentlemen Obviously, I have a soft spot for our older population. I witnessed the till operator (a lady in her mid to late 50’s) being rude to an elderly gentlemen. It wasn’t the time to pick a discussion with the operator.   Parkinsons Disease Based...

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By: admin On: June 25, 2018

Top Tips for managing this heat. It’s ok if summer is your thing, but even the toughest athlete would struggle in this summer heatwave with highs of 29 degrees celsius.  Whether you are young or elderly, there are plenty of tips to keep us cool and manage this hot...

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