If you are considering in-home support for you or a loved one, it can be a confusing and difficult decision. Older people needing extra help to live at home, whether that’s help with bathing, gardening, transport or physiotherapy, now have greater choice when it comes to the types of subsidised government care they receive. In this blog we provide some tips and information on what to consider, what questions to ask and more importantly what to avoid. Nita Hedrick was 85 years
We have expanded our therapy team and have brought on an Occupational Therapist (OT) to increase the range of therapeutic services available to clients. In light of this, we thought it would provide an ideal opportunity to let you know about the benefits of seeing an OT and how an OT can help young people and seniors. What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well being through occupation. The
The Australian Government has announced an additional 10,000 home care packages as part of an $662M aged care investment to support older Australians. The funding boost, announced ahead of the first Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, will also include $320 million for residential care, equating to approximately $1,800 per permanent resident over the next 18 months while the Government considers a longer-term funding approach. “We need to have a culture of res
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety gets underway today in Adelaide. The commission will look at the extent of substandard care, mistreatment and abuse, systemic failures and ways to improve the sector. It's also expected to examine the use of physical restraints and medication to control the behaviour of dementia patients. Victims and families are being urged not to be afraid to tell their stories as the aged care royal commission begins today in Adelaide.
Families and carers of people with dementia may be faced at some time with the problem of what to do if the person begins to wander. Wandering is quite common amongst people with dementia and can be very worrying for those concerned for their safety and well-being. The person’s failing memory and declining ability to communicate may make it impossible for them to remember or explain the reason they wandered. There are many reasons why a person with dementia may wander, includ
If you’re looking to remain in your own home while accessing aged care, a home care package might be your best option. A Home Care Package is a government-subsidised package of care services that currently helps older Australians receive aged care and support in their own homes. There are four levels of home care packages that Australians can access and each level includes different amounts of individual funding. A home care package allows you to choose what services you need