As we say goodbye to 2018 and welcome 2019, I would like to make a couple of comments about the year that has just gone.
The Community Safety Networks project provides Victorian communities with a direct platform to discuss local crime issues and policing priorities. Frankston municipality is one of 12 communities where a Community Safety Network is being established, giving residents a greater voice in Victoria Police’s ongoing efforts to combat crime. Residents will have the opportunity to be involved in the project, including this short survey for people to share their insights about community safety.
With Open day adding another 10 names to our waiting list, and consumer demand to move into the Village healthy and strong, I was delighted to open my email this morning and see that Frankston Council has issued final approval for building the 4 remaining units in the 900’s.
The Government’s decision to call a Royal Commission into Aged Care has been welcomed by Providers, Resident Advocates and Industry Groups. There is no doubt that the cases of ill-treatment that have been highlighted in the recent media are horrifying and unacceptable, but I would say in all my years of working in health and aged care I have never personally seen the kinds of things that the media are revealing. The vast majority of homes provide excellent care and the vast majority of staff, nurses and care workers are proud of their wonderful contribution to the lives of older Australians.
Spring is in the air, and, based upon the last few days of August with crisp mornings and beautiful days, roll on spring – enough winter!
August 2018 My Health Record ‘My Health Record’ has existed for a few years now and is an online summary of your key health information managed by the Commonwealth Government. Previously it required people to ‘Opt In’ however from 15th of October 2018, all people with a Medicare or DVA card will be automatically ‘Opted… Continue reading Village Voice: August 2018
July – a new financial year, winter has well and truly set in, hopefully we have all had our flu shots and staying warm, time marches on and you wonder where did the last 6 months go? One thing is for certain, life continues at a hectic pace for many of us, and smelling the roses seems a long way off.
Winter is settling in and it can all feel a little gloomy sometimes. Here are some strategies to improve your well-being over the darker, colder months.
Aged Care Assessment Process If this seems all a bit overwhelming as it can for many people, you can ask the Village Nurse or your Doctor to make a request for you to be assessed using the health professional referral process. If you would like to make the referral yourself or know more about the assessment process, the information below is from the www.myagedcare.gov.au website.
Manor and Lodge and what is an Aged Care Home. Years ago the distinction between low care (Hostels) and High Care (Nursing Homes) was really clear and everyone understood that eventually someone would probably move from the Hostel to Nursing Home. In July 2014 this clear line of distinction was removed by the Commonwealth Government and all hostels and nursing homes became collectively known as Aged Care Homes.