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Why nurses are so amazing (and how to thank them!)

International Nurses Day

A special editorial by the Kalinga Health team in honour of the International Nurses Day Every year, on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s (aka, the founder of modern nursing) birth on the 12th of May, we celebrate International Nurses’ Day as a means of honoring the contributions of nurses to our society. To do our […]

Building a Happy Home for the Elderly and Disabled

home renovations for the elderly

The home should always be a place where we can be safe and comfortable. But when we or our loved ones grow older, or if someone who lives in the home has a disability, we need to make a few adjustments beyond the regular creature comforts to make sure that everyone can get around the […]

Why the Elderly Get Sick During the Winter and How to Stay Healthy

winter activities

When the weather starts to cool down, it’s not unusual to see people getting sick but among all of us, the elderly (and very young children) are especially vulnerable during the winter months. But what are the health issues seniors and caregivers should look out for, and how can we prevent them? Health warnings for […]

Immunisation for Older Adults – What You Need to Know

World Immunization Week 2018 - World Health Organization

Because the World Health Organisation is celebrating World Immunisation Week on the 24th until the 30th of April 2018, we at Kalinga thought it was a worthwhile topic to cover. Of course, babies and children are first in mind when people talk about vaccination but the truth is that immunisation becomes just as important to […]

Lessons from the NSW Government’s “April Falls Day” 2018

Nutrition and Hydration Eating Well to Prevent Falls

Last week, the NSW Government’s Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC) kicked off the awareness program, “April Falls Day” on 4th April 2018. This year’s theme “Nutrition and Hydration Eating Well to Prevent Falls,” aimed to educate our elderly citizens, as well as their families and carers about the importance of properly-planned meals and constant hydration in […]

Kalinga at Shona Lee’s Feldenkrais Method Walking Well Session

Kalinga team with Shona Lee

This year’s Senior Festival, which is running from 4th April to 15th April 2018, is a blast. With a lineup of fun and interesting local events catering to the elderly happening all across NSW, this is the government’s way of showing senior citizens how important their roles are in society. As a commitment to the […]

Community Service and its Role in Improving Quality of Life for the Elderly and Disabled

Community Care at Home

It used to be that the elderly and disabled persons would move into nursing and care homes in order to have their needs, especially with regards to health, properly addressed. While this is still true, and facilities for those reasons are still important in our societies, it’s also becoming more commonplace for the elderly and […]

Helping the Elderly Adapt to Technology

Time and again you’ve tried to help your nan figure out Facebook but somehow she keeps mistaking the status update field for the Google Search bar. It’s an almost-universal experience that older adults have trouble using technology. But with technology rapidly changing and many essential products and services becoming more high-tech, it won’t be surprising […]

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