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Why you should ask for a High Priority Home Care Package

If your needs aren’t being met by your current level Home Care Package or you are still waiting for a Home Care Package you can request a higher level priority and go up in the waiting list. If you don’t ask for it you won’t get it. Here is the best way to go about getting the care and support you need. Home Care Package
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Don’t sweat the small stuff this holiday season!

We all know that when families get together there can be tension. Adults in their 50s all of a sudden revert to their childhood pecking…

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A tale of neglect: summary of the Royal Commission’s findings

A month ago, the Royal Commission into Aged Care released its preliminary findings in an interim report. The content of this report was far more…

Aged Care in Australia
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Don’t know what to give the grandkids this holiday season?

At CareAbout, we’re thinking about gift-giving a little differently this year! As each new generation emerges, we’re losing more and more of the practical skills…

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496.3 million dollars to an additional 10,000 Home Care Packages – what does it mean to you?

On December 1, 2019 the government will roll out nearly half a billion dollars in funding for Home Care Packages. Hurrah – or is it?…

Home Care Package
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New NDIS Price Guide released – effective 1 October 2019

What’s new? The NDIA has released an updated NDIS Price Guide and Support Catalogue, which includes more than 90 disability-related health supports that will now be funded…

The People’s Guide to Home Care
Download this invaluable guide to give you confidence in your Home Care choices.
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The brutal reality of Home Care Package wait times

A raw and honest article from one of CareAbout’s Home Care Advocates.

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Dementia: a poem

If I get dementia… If I get dementia, I want my friends & family to embrace my reality. If I get dementia, I don’t want…

Dementia Care
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Preventing loneliness and isolation as you age

Loneliness isn’t something we talk about very openly, but it is an issue facing a huge number of older Australians. Loneliness is a growing public…

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Looking after yourself – tips for carers

What is dementia? Dementia is not a specific condition or disease. It is a term that is used to describe a range of symptoms associated…

Dementia Care
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Reducing the risks of Dementia

What is dementia? Dementia is not a specific condition or disease. It is a term that is used to describe a range of symptoms associated…

Dementia Care
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A -Z Alzheimers

There are many facets involve with Alzheimer’s disease. Learn the A-Z’s of Alzheimer’s disease with CareAbout’s alphabetical list Alzheimer facts and stats. A is for…

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