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How can you use your Home Care Package funds

It’s a good idea to start with your ‘must haves’ or covering any services you may be receiving through the Council. You need to be realistic about what hours are available in your Package and what your goals are. Home Care Package

Approved but not yet received the funding for a Home Care Package? How to get prepared!

It’s great that you’ve been approved for government subsidies under the Home Care Package program. So, it’s time to get prepared. Here’s what you can do now! There are over 800 Home Care providers Australia-wide all with different pricing and value offerings. So how do you choose? This handy guide helps you ask the right questions before you decide on a provider. Aged Care Costs
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Books to lose yourself in

A good book is an immersion into another world. So this month we’re recommending a great book – in fact it’s a collection of short stories that allows you to dip in and out.  Helen Garner’s Stories: The Collected Short Fiction is an extraordinary collection and here’s why.

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Dementia Awareness Week – time to get serious

As part of Dementia Awareness Week it’s important to highlight the different needs of people living with dementia and how they might be prioritised in receiving government subsidies.

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Dementia and the NDIS

When it comes to dementia and the National Disability Insurance Scheme, there are some ‘must knows’ for both participants and providers. People with early onset dementia are not automatically accepted to the NDIS. In terms of disability, a person needs to prove their condition is both permanent and substantially impacts their functioning. Read on to find out more.

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The truth about aged care – why we need a Royal Commission

The announcement of a Royal Commission into Aged Care will throw the doors open on widespread systemic issues impacting millions of Australians. There’s been dozens…

Aged Care Homes
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Spring has sprung – how to harness the good vibes

You can sense the change in the air. The blossom has come out, daffodils are sprouting and the colour of the sunshine is clearer and…

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The People’s Guide to Home Care
Download this invaluable guide to give you confidence in your Home Care choices.
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NDIS utilisation – is the glass half-full, or half-empty?

The phrase, “Is the glass half-full, or half-empty?” is extremely relevant when we think about the NDIS. The NDIS has been up and running for…

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Package wait times not good enough! What to do while you’re waiting

Waiting more than a year for a higher level Home Care Package is simply not good enough. The latest government report reveals that more than…

Home Care

Customer story: Fran and Ken

Understanding your Home Care needs With 6 children and many years of overseas travel, Ken and Fran fully embrace life. Ken’s diagnosis of Parkinson’s and…

Home Care Package

Customer story: Bruce and Gwen

Accessing Home Care package Bruce and his wife Gwen are very active in their community but complex health needs were starting to take their toll….

Home Care Package

How can you use your Home Care Package funds

It’s a good idea to start with your ‘must haves’ or covering any services you may be receiving through the Council. You need to be realistic about what hours are available in your Package and what your goals are.

Home Care Package

Home Care subsidies you can access now

The government Home Care Package program is a fantastic initiative. However, waiting more than 12 months to get some help is not so great. So what can…

Home Care Package

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