Tagged with health

Nursing and Medical Museum

 How about a bus trip to the Nursing and Medical Museum in Little Bay, Sydney? It occupies a ward that was once part of the Prince Henry Hospital at Little Bay. It has a rich history – built in the 1800’s at some away from the city, to treat patients with infectious diseases including smallpox, tuberculosis, bubonic plague … Continue reading


I like to make each July eye health month for my guys, partly because it rhymes nicely, partly because it’s something quite relevant to them and obviously something valuable to raise awareness of. At my place, an optometrist is coming in to conduct eye tests and my educator will speak about eye health. JulEYE is … Continue reading

Originally posted on Exploring Dementia:
1. Clip  coupons2. Sort poker chips3. Count tickets4. Rake leaves 5. Use the carpet sweeper 6. Read out loud 7. Bake cookies 8. Look up names in the phone book 9. Read the daily paper out loud 10. Ask someone with a child to visit 11.Listen to polka music 12.…

The Panel

Next week we’ll be having an event which we’re calling “The Panel,” based loosely on the TV programme of the same name.  I’ve asked our physio, our educator/RN, our chaplain and our pharmacist to sit on this panel and the ressies will have the opportunity to ask them questions – I’m anticipating mainly health and well … Continue reading

Sing the ‘Flus Away

I always like to have a few benefits of activities up my sleeves – I find that some ressies are quite interested in ‘the point’ and that it assists in motivation. Plus it can be helpful for motivating rec staff and reminding other staff in the multidisciplinary team that DT is more than just fun and … Continue reading

Nurses’ Day

Every year, all around the world, May 12th marks International Nurse’s Day. It’s been celebrated on this day since 1965-the date chosen as it is Florence Nightingale’s (1820-1910)  birthday. She’s widely considered to be the founder of modern Nursing. It is a day to remember the huge contributions nurses make to society and even our own … Continue reading

Teaching Grandmother to Eat Eggs

Below is just a good little article about why it’s important to eat eggs. Nice little filler for an Easter themed April newsletter or a morning tea chat. 10 facts about eggs 1.    Eggs contain 11 different vitamins and minerals. 2.    Eggs have the highest nutritional quality protein of all food sources. 3.    The … Continue reading

Heart Health

Why not encourage your clients to think about CV health this Valentine’s Day? Source: Heart Foundation A healthy heart is about enjoying a healthy lifestyle & making this a part of your everyday life. It is also about taking positive steps to reduce risk factors. Everyone can do something to help prevent heart disease, including … Continue reading