Category Archives for In-home care

Healthy, Graceful Ageing Tips for Seniors and Those Soon-to-Be

Whether you’re 65 or 25, the hard fact is this: you’re getting older. How much you’ll be able to enjoy yourself in the next 5, 10, 15, or 40 years depends on how you treat your body and mind today. Young people should begin to think about ageing (it’s never too early), and those entering […]

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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 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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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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Platinum Healthcare farewells community support worker Leo

Last month we farewelled Leo Lin, who has been a community care worker for the past 3 years whilst he was studying to qualify for his Registered Nurse Graduate Program. In that time he provided in-home care (also known as community care) to many frail aged clients, disability clients and clients with a chronic illness. […]

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Father’s Day – 105 years of history

Inspired by a sermon the previous year about Mother’s Day, Sonora Smart Dodd, was successful in having several churches in and around the US town of Spokane, celebrate Father’s Day on 19 June 1910. Sonora’s father was a widower, his wife having died in childbirth, and he raised his six children alone. Interestingly, whilst Mother’s […]

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