Category Archives for Home Care

Understanding the My Aged Care Process

What is a Home Care Package? My Aged Care is the government organisation looking after aged care subsidies. Home Care Packages are government home care services that allow older Australians to stay in their own homes longer or possibly even put off going to a nursing home altogether. The subsidy you receive pays for support […]

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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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Motor Neurone Disease – what is it, how it happens, how it affects people & Platinum’s role

Platinum’s carers are often called upon to provide support for people who are living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). This support can range from simply preparing meals, to assisting with personal care in the mornings and evenings. Showering and dressing for the day, or the bedtime routine are important duties carried out by Platinum’s carers […]

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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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