Growing numbers of elderly Australians waiting for a Home Care Package

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Home Care Packages (HCP) are government-funded subsidies available for senior Australians to receive In-Home Care and Support. This package can fund a variety of services at home including meal services, gardening, nursing, basic personal care etc. More details about Home Care Packages can be found here.Unfortunately, obtaining a Home Care Package is not that easy. Along […]

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Free Home Care Information Session

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How to cut through the confusion around aged care in Australia!What you need to do so you or your loved one ages well!How to avoid the nursing home by being proactive!One in three elderly parents suffer a fall, and most families don’t get help until it’s too late. Some 80% of the calls we receive […]

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Top 5 Benefits of In-Home Retirement and Care

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Most elderly Australians want to stay independent and in the comfort of their own home for as long as possible after retirement. That is why home care is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to nursing/retirement facilities. After all, goes the saying, ‘home is where the heart is’ and when someone is unwell or frail it’s […]

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9 Tips to Help You Convince Your Ageing Parents to Accept Help

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Almost weekly we hear from someone who is struggling to arrange support for one or both of their parents. The struggle is due to resistance from their ageing parents who keep insisting that they don’t need help yet! Sound familiar? If this is a struggle you are currently going through you are certainly not alone. […]

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The 3 Most Alarming Threats to Quality Aged Care

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Article 1 of 4 With population growth on the rise and longer life expectancy, quality aged care has become a consideration for an exponentially growing number of families. For many families the ideal aged care option would allow their loved one to stay home, as long as that is still possible. Over the past two […]

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More choice for consumers in aged care

The way in which our elderly access home care packages will change after legislation was introduced to Parliament on Thursday, 11/2/2016 to give more choice to consumers in aged care. Under the current system, an individual who has been assessed as eligible for a home care package will be referred to a provider who has […]

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How you can ward off Alzheimer’s with good social support

If you want to ward off Alzheimer’s, it turns out that visiting friends, picnicking with others, attending parties, and even going to church might be just as good for you as crossword puzzles. Social Support and ageing … As we age, we tend to lose important social connections such as family and friends. It’s a […]

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John has a social life again

John has a social life again – what better Father’s day gift could we offer! Platinum Healthcare started their relationship with John and Kathleen, providing in home care when the busy lives of their son and daughters prevented them being there – “they were cared for with dignity in their own home, which is what […]

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