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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Frail care: what you should know – Laura Du Preez

This article was first published in the first-quarter 2015 edition of Personal Finance magazine.  Healthcare issues loom large in later years when illnesses linger and can result in loss of control over daily living. At these times, residents of retirement villages or homes and their children often take comfort in the fact that the village […]

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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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Senile squalor syndrome: more common than you think

  Humans have the ability to bestow meaning onto material objects. For most of us, our entire home is filled with sentimental objects and the process of down scaling when moving into a care home, can be very stressful and traumatic.   Senile squalor syndrome also known as Diogenes syndrome, however, is a form of cognitive […]

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