The Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) helps senior Australians access entry-level support services to live independently and safely at home.
Seniors’ News by St Basil’s
Seniors’ News is proudly presented to you by St Basil’s.
Established in 1954, St. Basil’s NSW & ACT is part of the Greek Orthodox Church in Australia and a registered Australian charity established specifically for this provision of aged care.
With one in 10 older adults experiencing depression and anxiety, studies show that social activities for seniors are an important way to improve mental health, memory and cognitive function.
The best estimate of malnutrition in Australian community home care settings is around 15% thus ensuring that nutritional needs are met in aged care is an extremely important task. Premier provider of long-term aged care, St Basil’s has exceeded all outcomes in recent accreditation of food safety standards so we talk to them about this complex issue.
The attempt to shield the elderly and vulnerable during these unprecedented times of COVID-19 has given birth to a new set of health concerns for this much loved demographic that need to be addressed.