After swimming for 27 hours to safety during the Tongan tsunami, a 57-year-old disabled man has told his incredible survival tale.

A 57-year-old Tongan man has been dubbed a “real life Aquaman” after he swam and floated about 8 kilometres over a 27-hour period after being swept away by the tsunami. Lisala Folau said he tried to signal boats before eventually reaching the mainland, where he was picked up by a passing car. He swam from his island of Atata via […]

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COVID-19 outbreaks may hit half of all aged care homes by end of week, peak body says

According to Australia’s peak organization for elderly care homes, half of the country’s institutions are dealing with an outbreak received by at least one resident or staff member during the previous week. This morning, the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency released a coordinated response to outbreaks throughout the industry, calling the scope of some viral infections unprecedented. As the number […]

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Psychiatrists warn of problem gambling rise among over-65s

Psychiatrists are warning of a surprising spike in gambling addiction among the over-65s, following the highest growth in internet betting since before the epidemic. According to a Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP), they review thru Gambling Commission statistics, around 620,000 more over-65s gamble online at least once a month in 2019 Anxiety caused by isolation during lockdown, financial concerns, and […]

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‘Tis the season to talk about aged care

If you have the aged-care discussion sooner rather than later, you will be in a better position to achieve what you want for your family member. Looking for a specialist won’t hurt you when we are talking about your life plans. Choices in aged care and how they are paid for would have far financial implications for pension benefits, cash […]

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Older workers should be cherished.

Coronavirus has lowered employment participation by 1.2 percentage points among those aged 55 to 64, the largest reduction in any recession in 40 years. Click here to see the full article: https://www.theguardian.com/money/2021/nov/30/older-workers-should-be-cherished If you’re planning to retire and you need help with your succession planning, call us at 07 5525 4548. We Hear. We Care. We Act.

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Care home residents in England to be allowed only three visitors at Christmas

According to updated government instructions released as part of new steps to protect the sector from the spread of the Omicron strain, care home residents will be permitted just three visits and one essential care worker. Read the full article here: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/dec/11/care-home-residents-in-england-to-be-allowed-only-three-visitors-at-christmas.

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