HammondCare's Arts on Prescription is a fun and engaging program where professional experienced artists help older people explore creativity and learn new skills, while at the same time focusing on health and wellness.View More
When palliative care worker Justine Betteridge walks into a home, death is already close by. Peter Munro and Janie Barrett hit the road with her as she tends to patients who choose to die at home.View More
Sunday is the United Nations’ International Day of Friendship and two people who will be celebrating more than most are lifelong friends Ariel Adams and Belle Goodacre.View More
Award-winning musician Colin Buchanan will perform a special tribute tomorrow to the man who emblazoned Sydney and Melbourne with “Eternity”.View More
HammondCare at Hammondville, Sydney, is marking 50 years since the death at that nursing home of Arthur Stace who became known internationally as ‘Mr Eternity’ for his 30 year mission to write the word Eternity across Sydney and beyond.View More
Stace spent the last 37 years of his life chalking the word “Eternity” in near perfect copperplate on footpaths and walls all across Sydney.
More than 500,000 times by his own estimation.
Turns out the man whose one-word sermon etched itself into Sydney's soul was not a such dab hand at writing after all.View More
An independent evaluation of pain management services across NSW has identified Greenwich Hospital as a leader in reducing patient’s experience of chronic pain and their dependency on medication.
Greenwich Hospital was ranked first for reducing opioid use and third for pain reduction in an evaluation by the University of Wollongong* which collected data from 17 pain services in NSW and an additional 29 across Australia and New Zealand.
For more than three decades Arthur Stace remained incognito as he chalked ‘Eternity’ across Sydney. Much of his one-word sermon was chalked in the dead of night or early morning to remain anonymous.
"This is a really tragic story and one that we hear in the home care space repeated," David Martin, general manager at Hammond Home Care Services, said. Hammond Home Care Services coordinates about 150 volunteers who go out and visit older people living in their homes.View More
In the aftermath of the Palm Beach tragedy, there have been calls for the community to keep tabs on their elderly neighbours. General Manager of HammondCare At Home, David Martin, on the opportunities and benefits of social volunteers. Features interview with existing volunteer, Gail.View More
Having worked as a nurse in a hospital emergency department, Melissa Millar has seen first-hand the trauma that can occur when someone who is dying an expected death is put in an ambulance. It’s something she is keen to avoid in her new role at a Sydney aged care facility.View More
As part of the education component for the program, leading experts join Maggie for presentations, including HammondCare’s Executive Chef Peter Morgan-Jones.View More
A pilot program run by aged care facility Hammond Care at the Liverpool Migrant Resource Centre has prescribed art therapy to refugees to help them recover from trauma, anxiety and depression. To talk to us more about this program The Daily was joined by by Amanda Hoh, ABC Radio Sydney reporter.View More
Speaking to young children with concrete words is very important, according to psychologist Nathan MacArthur.
Mr MacArthur is the bereavement service leader at HammondCare North and counselled Aaron and Lucas after Tina's death.
HammondCare bereavement counsellor, Nathan MacArthur, talking with the ABC's, Wendy Harmer, on how to talk about death in a family dynamic.View More
Best practice strategies for caring for a person with dementia at night time is the focus of a new guide for formal and informal carers.
Night-time care: A practice guide, has been written by Diana Kerr and Associate Professor Colm Cunningham, internationally recognised experts in the field of dementia and night-time care.
HAMMONDCARE chief executive Dr Stephen Judd has paid tribute to one of the leading figures in the history of Strathearn, the late Jim Clark OAM, who died last Friday aged 90.View More
HammondCare has started to roll-out its Melbourne respite care for carers program, with priority given to people caring for those with a culturally and linguistically diverse background.
HammondCare At Home will run these new programs across the Boroondara, Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Melbourne, Melton, Monash, Moonee Valley, Wyndham and Yarra Ranges local government areas.
Coverage by SBS on the development of HammondCare Darlinghurst. includes interviews with Margaret Schestopalov, HammondCare's General Manager of HammondCare - Angela Raguz and Council On The Ageing's, Ian Yates.View More
The City of Sydney has announced new projects to significantly grow the number of affordable rental housing units in the city and help at-risk young people from becoming homeless.
Already the City has helped finance the creation of 800 affordable housing units, as well as supplying grants for housing projects including $1.5 million to HammondCare for the development of a subsidised residential aged care facility.
HAMMONDCARE has leaped to the assistance of people feeling frustrated by delays in starting their home care packages - despite being eligible - by offering a special Early Commencement Offer.View More
Eleven years ago, Sydney woman Margaret Schestopalov's life changed forever after a drunk woman pushed her in front of an oncoming train at Circular Quay.
She said elderly homeless people needed specialist services."If they don't they could go off the deep end," she said.
In the inner-city suburb of Darlinghurst, early work has begun on an aged care centre catering for homeless men and women.
The 42-bed centre will be operated by the charity HammondCare, on a site previously occupied by a car wash.
Page 13 of the Fairfield Advance features two stories on HammondCare's Braeside Hospital. The first, is on expanding the hospitals volunteer base, while the second focuses on the installation of solar panels.View More
HammondCare’s Dementia Centre has been awarded the tender to provide research evaluation of the ground-breaking Dementia Dog Project in Scotland.
Director of the Dementia Centre, Associate Professor Colm Cunningham, said the evaluation would take place over the next three years and would examine the impact of assistance dogs for people living with dementia.
Friedbert Kohler, MD, director of medical services at Braeside Hospital and the clinical director of Aged Care and Rehabilitation for South Western Sydney Local Health District in Australia, has been appointed president of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, according to a press release.View More
Dr Friedbert Kohler said he plans to use his two year appointment as president of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) to champion the needs of the people who were dependent on prosthetics and orthotics but could not afford or source them.View More
Aged care provider HammondCare has welcomed the appointment of its senior staff specialist Dr Friedbert Kohler as president of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO).View More
Managing the “risk of choice” in a consumer-led aged care environment is complex, say providers following premature deaths report.
Dr Stephen Judd, CEO of HammondCare, cautioned against a situation where residential staff became “fixated on compliance rather than fostering a good quality of life” for the people they are caring for.
LAST month the state government voted 45 to 34 not to pass law requiring all aged care facilities to have a registered nurse on site at all times.
HammondCare, which operate Strathearn Village in Scone have a registered nurse on site at all times, but agree facilities need flexibility in staffing.
Author, Kirsty Beilharz, talks about the inspiration and motivation behind her writing Music Remembers Me.View More
Australian women have overtaken their daughters when it comes to risky drinking, with more women in their 50s exceeding the lifetime risk guidelines for alcohol consumption than those aged 18 to 24 for the first time.View More
Ankit stares at the coffee going cold on the table in front of him. His eyes are bruised for want of sleep; a slight tremor runs through his fingers. “You know,” he says finally, “I feel like there are needles being pushed into my heart…”View More
Assistance dogs are helping people with dementia live at home as the focus shifts from full-time caring to enabling patients to support themselves, according to a study presented at a recent international conference in Kyoto.View More
Passionate aged care cooks and chefs are encouraged to take part in Maggie Beer Foundation’s pioneering program, Creating An Appetite for Life.View More
Join Waleed Aly, Carrie Bickmore, Pete Helliar & Fifi Box as they dissect, digest and reconstitute the daily news, events and hottest topics.
SKIP TO 22nd minute for segment on preventable deaths in aged care, including interview with Dr Stephen Judd.
The Sydney Morning Herald: Drug and alcohol use becoming less common among young people, more common in middle
Australian women have overtaken their daughters when it comes to risky drinking, with more women in their 50s exceeding the lifetime risk guidelines for alcohol consumption than those aged 18 to 24 for the first time.
The most comprehensive snapshot of national vice reveals that while younger people are becoming more abstemious when it comes to alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs, their parents and grandparents are taking their habits with them into older age.
THE Friends of Strathearn have praised the kindness of Royal Hotel Scone publican Ian Campbell after the venue hosted another successful fundraiser for the organisation.
The group’s members play an active role in fundraising efforts within the Upper Hunter so they can continue providing much-needed equipment for the residents of Strathearn aged care.
Palliative Care Australia and Decision Assist are offering 38 scholarships for people to attend the Australian Palliative Care Conference in Adelaide in September.
A number of aged care providers will share how they manage palliative care both in residential and home care settings, including UberCare, SilverChain, HammondCare, BaptistCare, Resthaven, several different local health districts and hospital services.
A MAJOR aged care provider has warned of dire “unintended consequences” if regulations are tightened around the sector to reduce preventable nursing home deaths.
Dr Stephen Judd, chief executive of HammondCare, told MJA InSight that recent calls to increase nursing home regulation would produce “nursing staff who are fixated on compliance rather than fostering a good quality of life for the people they are caring for”.
Graham Permezel said the eyes of his companion dog Greta "melt" him. The chocolate Labrador is part of the Dogs 4 Dementia program, run by HammondCare and Assistnace Dogs Australia.
She was placed with Graham, who has dementia, and his wife Jan as part of a trial about six months ago.
New figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show hospitalisations for palliative care increased 19 per cent in four years – the most growth of all reasons for a hospital stay.
The data was released on Wednesday as Australia marks National Palliative Care Week (21-28 May).
Choosing a home care provider is challenging, but HammondCare At Home can help clients navigate the process, says general manager David Martin.
"Some decisions aren't worth taking a risk on and home care is one of them," Mr Martin said.
Aged Care Insite: HammondCare appoints A/Prof Josephine Clayton to learning and research directorship
Independent Christian charity HammondCare has appointed University of Sydney associate professor Josephine Clayton its new director for learning and research in palliative care.
The announcement was made to coincide with National Palliative Care Week 2017 by HammondCare general manager, health and hospitals, Stewart James.
CHEF to royalty Peter Morgan-Jones has declared war on lifeless vegetables and mushy indistinct food traditionally served in many of Australia’s aged-care homes.
Morgan-Jones, who has cooked for the British royal family and notable Australian restaurants, has taken up the challenge as the executive chef of HammondCare, an independent Christian charity specialising in dementia and aged care. Morgan-Jones has been training chefs at Caulfield on how to cook the best food for the aged.
Caulfield Leader: Former chef to royalty brings inspiration to cooking for the elderly at HammondCare
CHEF to royalty Peter Morgan-Jones has declared war on lifeless vegetables and mushy indistinct food traditionally served in many of Australia’s aged-care homes.
The new kitchen was built as part of HammondCare’s philosophy that fresh food is essential in aged care — previously all meals at Caulfield came pre-prepared from Alfred Hospital.
Tuesday May 16, 2017
Artworks from HammondCare's Arts on Prescription program have gone on display at the University of NSW. The program is aimed at using art to promote healthy, active and productive ageing, especially for people living with anxiety, depression, frailty, social isolation and dementia.
Better Homes and Gardens: Fri 12 May, season 23 episode 15
Joh, Jason and Graham team up to makeover the garden of Joh's Nan.
On Saturday, the New South Wales Mounted Police visited the residents of Strathearn and even in his 90’s after a lifetime of riding horses, Jack Flaherty appreciated spending some time with a horse.
Barry Costello, head of volunteer services for HammondCare said interacting with animals and pets was an important part of keeping residents engaged and connected to the community.
Music remembers me: Connection and wellbeing in dementia is a first of its kind, how-to-guide about the transformative role music can play in supporting the wellbeing and quality of life of people with dementia.View More
A NEW service offering dementia specific care at home for older people has opened in Scone – and begun employing new staff.
TO celebrate the Scone Horse Festival, Strathearn Villas is holding an Open Weekend at its Strathearn Villas Retirement Community and visitors can tour the facilities and see how it offers high quality independent living.
THE Queen prefers wholemeal toast for breakfast, Charles was organic in the days before it was cool to be organic and a favourite dish for Prince William and Prince Harry was cottage pie, said chef to the royal family Peter Morgan-Jones.
But nowadays he is more interested in what is on the menu for residents at Strathearn and his passion lies in creating innovative approaches to food to tempt patients with dementia.
The aged-care sector once was governed the way nursing homes were run. There existed, for the frail, a fusty nod to obligations, the odd ...
Includes interview from CE Stephen Judd and HammondCare At Home client, Kevin Hay.
Younger onset dementia may be dimming Peter Hayes’ memories but it can’t extinguish his passion for wood carving.
The award-winning craftsman, who exhibited his pieces at The Rocks in Sydney for many years, is continuing to enjoy his craft thanks to Albion Park’s Men’s Shed and a volunteer program run by HammondCare.
As a former head chef of the Sydney Opera House and a former caterer for the Royal family, Peter Morgan Jones appreciates that patrons experiencing his food expect only the best.
Peter will be one of the overseas experts who will be joining professionals and professors from Scotland expected at this year’s Alzheimer Scotland’s annual dementia conference.
Maggie Beer visited regional towns in northern NSW recently to promote the use of fresh food within residential aged care homes.
Maggie teamed with HammondCare executive chef Peter Morgan-Jones to deliver five workshops in Armidale, Grafton and Wollongbar to more than 90 staff cooks, chefs and managers.
Sydney-based nurses Suzanne Sara and Rachael Zielinski have been awarded a scholarship to come to New Zealand and undertake a week of training in palliative care.
The pair are scheduled to leave in June, thanks to the 2017 HammondCare Hospice NZ Palliative Care Nursing Scholarship.
Jennifer, Richard and the loveable Skip shared their experiences with the Dogs 4 Dementia program on Nine's Today Show. Episode aired on the 12th of April 2017.View More
Before Maida Al Doulimi arrived in Australia in 2013, she spent nine years in a Syrian refugee camp having fled war-torn Iraq.
For the past eight weeks, she has been attending a pilot program, Arts on Prescription, run by aged care facility Hammond Care at the Liverpool Migrant Resource Centre in Sydney's south-west.
Australian Ageing Agenda: Support for organisations to make planning ahead routine in community care
Associate Professor Josephine Clayton, a palliative care physician at HammondCare and member of the project’s stakeholder advisory committee, said the resources would assist both older people and their carers.View More
The ABC's Craig Hamilton talks with Jolan Stokes, the lead educator for HammondCare's ADVANCE project. Their dialog deals with the topic of 'courageous conversations' in the cultural landscape of modern Australia.
Skip to 41:25 for Jolan's interview. Streaming due to expire on 13/4/17.
Peter has written two cookbooks for people who find it difficult to chew and swallow, or use cutlery – maybe because of dementia or a physical limitation like arthritis or a stroke. He is now in the early stages of writing a cookbook for people receiving palliative care.View More
HISTORY buffs are celebrating a decision to protect the former Red Cross Rest Home at Caulfield Hospital. HammondCare has vowed to continue with its $25 million dementia village, using revised plans approved by Glen Eira Council on March 21, working around the home.View More
The University of South Australia partnered with Flinders and RMIT universities and industry partners HammondCare, Brightwater, Helping Hand and United Voice in the three-year project.View More
The quality of the food and dining experience the aged care industry provides to its customers has become increasingly in the spotlight since much-loved Australian food personality Maggie Beer got on board.View More
Nine high-performing women from HammondCare will further their leadership skills under a new program worth $170,000 a year.View More
Aged Care Insight: HammondCare announces expansion to Brisbane, Melbourne, Scone, Mudgee and Broken Hill
HammondCare has revealed it plans on opening new offices in Melbourne and Brisbane, as well as Scone, Mudgee and Broken Hill in regional New South Wales.View More
City of Sydney Council has given approval to the development application submitted by HammondCare to build a facility for older homeless people in Darlinghurst.View More
A Lake Macquarie man who suffered a severe stroke and seemed destined to live the remainder of his life in a nursing home has defied conventional medical wisdom and returned to the band he loves.View More
A new $21 million facility in Wahroonga will go some way to providing comfort to the 7850 people estimated to be battling dementia across the north shore.View More
HammondCare's Dementia Centre involved in development of a new virtual reality (VR) system to help architects and designers make life easier for people with dementia.
There are approximately 353,800 Australians living with dementia -- a figure that is expected to rise to more than 900,000 by 2050. With 70 percent of those people living in the community, a number of households will be supporting their loved ones with dementia this festive season.
This Christmas around 250 000 families will sit down to a meal with a person living with dementia. Sophie Bailey from Dementia Support Australia has these tips.View More
For most, Christmas Day gatherings are happy, heart-warming occasions. But for those living with dementia, that’s often not the case.View More
Strathearn has announced this week that it will become part of the HammondCare group, a leading Australian health and aged care charity.View More
Approximately ten weeks ago the board of Strathearn actively sought to become part of a larger organisation to help their local services grow.View More
Liverpool City Champion: Minister Pru Goward announces additional funds for mental health support for elderly
The state government has allocated an extra $1.4 million to improve the specialist older person community mental health services across South-West Sydney.View More
For dad of six, Scott Johnson, Christmas has always been a time for giving. This year, as he and his family grieve the death of his second wife, this sentiment will stick.View More
They are known for being compassionate carers and can often be a patient's most powerful advocate. For Beth Salleras, a Queensland nurse who has been working in general practice for 18 years, holistic care can be life-changing.
A pioneering new toolkit and training package has been designed to equip the nation’s 4000 general practice nurses with the skills to initiate advance care planning and palliative care planning.View More
A national medication study is aiming to help thousands of Australians who struggle every day with shortness of breath.View More
Hammondcare is an independent Christian charity currently working in Oberon providing personal care, household duties and outing services to elderly clients who need assistance in their homes.View More
Aiming to introduce advance care planning into general practices in a sensitive and routine way, the national federally funded training program Advance will offer special training to more than 4,000 general practice nurses across Australia.View More
A pioneering new toolkit and training package has been designed to equip the nation’s 4000 general practice nurses with the skills to initiate advance care planning and palliative care planningView More
The Sunrise crew (Channel 7) met some of our residents at HammondGrove independent living units and dubbed it one of the happiest places for retiring they had seen!View More
Hornsby Advocate reports on HammondCare's new purpose built dementia home.View More
A Little boy has a new cubby house and his dad had a wish fulfilled with the help of HammondCare’s Dreams Project.View More
VIDEO: A moderated consumer review site for aged care could provide older people with more information around quality of life, says HammondCare CE Dr Stephen Judd.View More
Don’t Give Me Eggs that Bounce created waves of interest, the highest being for the chapter on finger food. So now we have It’s All About the Food Not the Fork! 107 Easy to Eat Meals in a Mouthful.View More
A pilot study looking at the use of assistance dogs to help people living with dementia has shown some significant improvements in their quality of life.View More
The City of Sydney will provide $1.5 million towards construction of HammondCare's residential aged care home for older people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.View More
Prof John Swinton, as part of his partnership with HammondCare, challenges common ideas about dementia and highlights the role of spiritual care.View More
ABC TV News Sydney reports on HammondCare's NSW Health-funded Palliative Care Home Support Program by visiting Allan Griffin, one of our patients who checked himself out of hospital to spend his last days at home.View More
HammondCare's Dogs 4 Dementia project, in partnership with Assistance Dogs Australia, is open for referrals for people living at home with dementia with a carer.View More
Hospital menu a top taster, says The Fairfield Advance in its coverage of the opening of Braeside Hospital kitchen.View More
Ivy Deuel has outlived her children and two husbands but she is still smiling and loving life, with a beer or two, after turning 105...View More
NSW Minister for Health, Jillian Skinner, launched the latest edition of The Palliative Care Handbook in November.