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Origins of Remembrance Day Why is this day special to Australians? & To us the daughters of a WW2 Veteran

At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns on the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. The allied armies had driven the German invaders back, having inflicted heavy defeats upon them over the preceding four months. In November the Germans called for an armistice (suspension of fighting) in order to secure a peace settlement. They accepted allied terms that amounted to an unconditional surrender. The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month attained a special significance in the post-war years. The moment when hostilities ceased on the Western Front became…

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Enduring Power of Attorney – Who Needs One ?

Simple – EVERYONE needs a Power of Attorney It’s one of those things no one wants to think about – but ask yourself: what if you suffered an injury or illness that prevented you from being able to make your choices known … Who would manage your finances, who would make decisions about your medical treatment? What is it ? An Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) is an important legal document that you prepare, to enable someone else to make decisions about your finances, healthcare and other matters – if you are unable to. How to Prepare a Power of…

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WE ARE HIRING! Home Care Workers

WE HAVE A PRESSING NEED NEED FOR TEAM MEMBERS IN THE CABOOLTURE, BRIBIE, DECEPTION BAY, REDCLIFFE, & BRISBANE NORTH AREAS IN GENERAL PLEASE READ OUR JOB DESCRIPTION AND IF YOU THINK IT’S A GOOD FIT, CLICK ON THE APPLY NOW BUTTON BELOW! JOB DESCRIPTION About the business and the role Local, family owned service provider we are a team who are passionate about providing high quality, flexible, client focused services in our community.We support people of all ages with varying levels of ability – with a focus on maintaining or improving their quality of life.Whether Community Services is your passion, or…

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Questions to Ask Prospective Home Care Providers

Finding your way around the Aged Care system to organise a Home Care Package can be daunting. It will save time if you have a general understanding of the steps involved. Here’s a few hints and tips, set out in steps as how to’s and explanations of common terms that might help! Step 1 – The ACAT assessment If you are over 65 and wanting to access government subsidised services, you will need to be assessed and approved for the type of services you need. The ACAT team will do an in-home assessment and ‘approve’ you for various support services. To…

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Discussing home care options with your ageing parents?

GROWING OLDER DOESN’T HAVE TO BE SCARY But quite frankly it is. Losing the ability to care for oneself can not only be a risk to personal safety, but it is difficult to come to terms with mentally and emotionally. Often its left to the children to broach the subject of Mum and or Dad needing home care, – this can be a daunting prospect but can be made more comfortable and more effective by careful research and planning. While as children we can find it difficult to discuss with our parents – remember that this is a more significant transition…

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Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme (MASS)

QUEENSLAND TRANSITION TO NDIS ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY Please note this information has been reproduced from a flyer released today by Queensland Health. For ease of use we have transcribed it to a blog post. The Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme (MASS) has collated information from Queensland Government websites to assist our clients and prescribers by noting when responsibility is planned to transfer from state schemes/ service providers to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This is not intended to be a comprehensive summary but a guide as it applies to MASS services. The Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors has been…

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NDIS Reasonable & Necessary Supports

This is often the topic of conversation when people start getting ready to meet with their planners. The uncertainty behind what they class as reasonable and necessary supports, or if your disability is classed as significant. The NDIS is the new way of providing disability support, it’s new so there will be hiccups. I can’t encourage you all enough, to be calm, think about what you can control at the time and just do that. Make sure you familiarize yourself with the scheme and have a read up on testimonials – but try to stay away from the disaster stories….

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6 Ways to get seniors to drink more water!

Dehydration is a common and very serious condition for older adults. It can also cause other major health problems like kidney stones, blood clot complications, passing out, rapid but weak pulse, and lowered blood pressure. Being properly hydrated is also very important for certain medications to work. The best thing to do is try to prevent it from happening, but it’s much easier said than done to increase their fluid intake! To help with this sometimes frustrating mission, we rounded up some creative tips. 6 WAYS TO GET SENIORS TO DRINK MORE WATER 1. Remember there are many sources of…

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What is Assistive Technology in the NDIS?

Assistive Technology, also known as AT, is the equipment a person might use to help them with everyday tasks that they wouldn’t be able to do on their own, or makes it easier and safer to do. For a person living with disability, this might be equipment or systems which help with moving around the home or community, communicating with other people, processing information and other daily tasks. Every person living with a disability has different needs. AT may be included in your NDIS plan if it is identified as a reasonable and necessary support that meets your needs, and…

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The difference in using a local Home Care Business

It’s All About Values Sometimes I get an unexpected and timely reminder of why we started a home care business – and just what a difference the knowledge and connections of a truly local provider can make to people in the community. Today was one of those days! I was contacted by a friend of a friend on Facebook who was trying to organise a trip to the beach for her Nan’s 97th birthday. Nan lives in an Aged Care facility and is confined to bed, making a simple trip to the beach a challenge!. When she reached out, I…

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