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What’s Happening at GERATEC? September 2018

This month’s theme is Compassion! A few words from Rayne… In our world of aged care, we’re expected to be compassionate. Our days are often filled with giving love and showing care and empathy. We should be tolerant and patient, count to 10 and turn the other cheek. As much as we passionately believe in […]

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What’s Happening at GERATEC? June 2018

This month’s theme is Innovation! A few words from Rayne… I often wonder what it means when people say, “I want to reinvent myself”. Change your DNA? Get a new personality? Maybe have an extreme makeover? And is it even humanly possible – to reinvent oneself? Somehow, I’m not so sure. We’re physiologically hardwired in […]

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Winner for Health Challenge 2014!

Written by Ide-Marie Venter Although the overall goal of the program was to promote the wellbeing of the employees; the secondary aims included a decrease in absenteeism and disability costs, an increase in productivity and effectiveness and in general the enhancement of employee motivation and morale. These outcomes were not formally measured but through subjective […]

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Nutrition: From Assessment to Intervention

Written by Ide-Marie Venter Optimal nutrition is essential to ensure best possible health and quality of life for older adults. Specialised individual nutritional care plays a vital role in the prevention, management and improvement of a variety of conditions and diseases. The prevalence of malnutrition in care facilities around the world is alarmingly high. Nearly 40% […]

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