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Macular Degeneration Awareness Week – Sunday 25 to Saturday 31 May 2014

At-risk Australians in the Dark About Sight-Saving Measures Only 1% of Australians over the age of 50 knew about the Amsler grid – a simple self-test to monitor for symptoms of macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness and severe vision loss in Australia. Furthermore only 68% admitted to having never seen an Amsler grid

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Care Radio Segments Success Spurs New Series

After six weeks working with Mornington Peninsula based radio show the Breakfast Table on 98.7 RPPFM, the success of the segments has led to the station requesting Prestige’s founder, Nick McDonald, to create a new series of topics for discussion on the popular show. The first of the segments started last Monday, and focussed on

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Leading the Way in Aged Care

Aged care is more than just looking after the physical health of a patient, it’s also about looking after and providing for their mental and emotional wellbeing. That’s what Aged Care Insite; one of Australia’s most esteemed aged care magazines, had in mind when it commissioned an article on Positive Ageing. The article is intended

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Planning for an Ageing Population

The Australian aged care sector has gathered together in Sydney on the 26th of March 2014 for the Aged Care Workforce Strategy Conference. Hosted by Aged Care Insite Magazine, the conference focused on how the sector will respond to the growing demand for aged care. According to data from the Government Productivity Commission Report, Australia’s

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“The Difficult Conversation” Clip

In Febuary 2014 our CEO, Nick McDonald, featured on the Weekend Today Show to discuss when to begin speaking to elderly friends and family about the possibility of care, and how to best go about that conversation. Below is a clip of Nick’s segment…

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World Health Day 2014

This Monday 7 April will be World Health Day, which marks the founding of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 1948. The day aims to raise awareness of serious health issues, and provides an opportunity for individuals from communities around the world to get involved in activities that can lead to better health. Each year

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Nick participates in YGAP’s Polished Man Campaign.

From the 1st-15th of September, Nick will be walking around with nail polish on one of his fingers. You might ask why the CEO of a company would feel compelled to do this? Well no, it is not a fashion statement. Nor is it the result of an afternoon spent with his daughter. The answer

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Old and Wiser

Ever heard the expression ‘old money’? Well, it turns out that this might have new meaning. Research published recently in the Journals of Gerontology discovered (we say loosely) that when it comes to money, the older you are the wiser you are with your finances. The findings were born from a US study where participants

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Prestige Inhome Care Opens An Office In Geelong

In 2012 it came to our attention that there was a demand in the Geelong and Bellarine region for a quality provider of in home care services. Following extensive business planning, Prestige has decided to open an office in the heart of Geelong to service this region. Services will commence from mid 2014 under the

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Dealing with Depression in Aged-Care

As the stigma around mental illness and depression is slowly decreasing, Australians are beginning to develop a deeper understanding of these diseases and how to best approach treating them. Unfortunately, the stigma amongst the older population is the hardest to penetrate, despite the especially high rates of depression among this particular age group. The Government

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