Aged Care

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Home Care Funding – Will it be enough?

CURRENTLY, THE GOVERNMENT PROVIDES TWO TIERS OF SERVICE TO ASSIST PEOPLE IN STAYING IN THEIR OWN HOME 1 – The Community Home Support Program & 2 – The 4 Levels of Home Care Packages The goal is that this support will enable people to remain living in their own home – rather than having to…

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How to overcome apprehension about having care at home

A lot of people find it very stressful to acknowledge that they need the assistance, and then taking the next step in actually allowing carers through the door can be very daunting. So how can you help your parents / loved ones to come to terms with having in home support? How do you help…

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Elderly mum or dad ok? In Home Care may be the answer

Leslie helped her mum and dad downsize to their little cottage. Both 70, at the time, they were fit for their age. But mum wanted less housework and dad a smaller yard. Now, at 75, mum has Parkinson’s disease, and Leslie is over 50 with two kids in college. Leslie is a Purchasing Manager looking…

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Knowing Your Medications

These days there are so many prescription drugs on the market that more and more people can find themselves on a long list of pills and potions!  It can be hard to keep track of what you are taking, which ones you have tried in the past & what has or hasn’t worked for you.…

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Health Professional Radio Network

ACA Founder speaking with the Health Professional Radio Network – “A personal account of navigating support services” Segment Overview: In this segment, Linda Summerton, the Managing Director of Advanced Care Australia joins the program to promote her company and the exceptional services that they offer. Advanced Care Australia is Sunshine Coast’s premier Disability and Aged…

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Meals on Wheels – It’s not like you know it!

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting with Kathy and Alexi. Gone are the days of mashed veges dished out with an ice cream scoop – their meals are delicious! Did you know each Meals on Wheels is a separate entity, so meals can vary from one to another? The St. Lucia team take…

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