Category Archives for Aged Care

Aged Care Royal Commission

aged care royal commission

By now most Australians have heard about the ‘Four Corners’ show and the government’s quick response in announcing an aged care royal commission (RC). I’m appalled, as I’m sure you are, at the disgusting treatment portrayed in the show on Monday, 17 September, 2018. Our elderly deserve great care – the best care we can […]

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How to change your home care provider

Did you know that you can easily change your Home Care Provider if you are unhappy with the service? As of February 2017, older Australians have the freedom to research and compare different Home Care Providers, and choose the one that suits them the best. This new aged care model is called Consumer Directed Care. Along with […]

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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 […]

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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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Company for seniors at Christmas time

Not every senior person is lucky enough, in this ever-expanding world, to have all their family members living close by. It’s not always easy for their children who live far away – in another town or state, or even in another country – to make it home for Christmas. Many senior Australians emigrated here decades […]

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Remember your ageing loved ones this Christmas

As Christmas approaches it becomes more important than ever to find ways to involve your ageing loved ones into your family celebrations, and help them to enjoy this special time. It’s not easy though – Christmas is a busy time: from work wind-ups, to Christmas card writing, and gift buying; this time of year can […]

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Dementia – why it’s so important to diagnose early

Alzheimer’s disease – the leading cause of dementia in older people – can have a devastating impact on both the person with the disease, and their surrounding family and friends. Its symptoms are unsettling at the very least, and can be devastating and destructive as the disease progresses. Too often, dementia (whether it’s Alzheimer’s disease, […]

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Boosting cognitive fitness for a longer life

It’s well documented that we will all live longer, better lives, if only we were to eat our 5&2 a day, drink plenty of water, and take 30 minutes of exercise daily. But is that all we need to do? How do we fill the other 15 and a half waking hours of our day, […]

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