It’s no secret that 2020 has been a strange and unprecedented year. As we all become accustomed to the ‘new normal’ in attempt to flatten the curve of global pandemic COVID-19 (coronavirus) it is understandably an unexpected and daunting time for people all over the globe. With social distancing and self-isolation becoming necessary, especially for … Read more Using your Home Care Package during COVID-19
We all know staying active has physical benefits, but it turns out it is also great for your brain. Exercise is proven to boost energy levels, help you sleep, and the endorphins improve your mood. There are four main types of activity that you should try to incorporate into your routine to stay healthy. It’s … Read more 21 Exercises to Get Moving as you Age
The current fires in Australia have been terrible in their own right, with many communities being forced to fight, protecting their lives and properties. Now though, many people around Australia are impacted by the threat of smoke haze and thick smog. Bushfire smoke poses a whole range of health risks. These range anywhere from mild … Read more How to stay safe in smoky conditions
Currently in Australia there are 200,000 people providing unpaid care to a person with Dementia. Many carers can experience negative effects to their emotional, psychological and physical health. It’s important to make sure that as carers we are ready for what the uncertain future holds. Here are 5 Tips to help you do that: 1. … Read more 5 tips to support someone with Dementia at home.
We all know that hydration is extremely important for our overall health, but did you know that older adults are at risk of worse dehydration? As we age the body’s mechanisms which are designed to protect us from dehydration, don’t work as well. When we get older our sense of thirst diminishes, so even if … Read more 6 tricks to make sure you stay hydrated.
As we age our sleeping patterns change and we tend to have a harder time switching off at night. Sleep is extremely important to both your physical and emotional health regardless of what age you are. There’s a lot your body gets up to when you have a good nights sleep: memory formation, improved concentration, … Read more 5 tips better than Counting Sheep for Sleep
As we age technology can actually enable us to lead a healthier and more independent life. We all know technology is great for keeping in touch with people we may not be able to see as often because of factors such as distance and mobility. But did you know it can also benefit our carers … Read more Here’s how Technology can help as we age
Trying to leave a Google Review? It can be confusing. Google Reviews are a great way of sharing your experience so other people find it easier to navigate different businesses and work out if they will be the right fit for them. There are a couple of different ways of leaving a review. We think … Read more How to leave a Google Review
While at any time of the year you are at risk of contracting the flu, the colder months of the year (April – October) are when you need to be on high alert. In March this year, more than 10,000 people were diagnosed with the flu, in comparison to only 3,173 in 2018. That’s why … Read more 5 Tips to Prepare Yourself for Flu Season
There are four levels of home care packages intended to meet different levels of care needs. When you have your assessment with ACAT, your assessor will discuss your current care needs and determine which level best meets them. Generally more people are assessed for lower level packages, with the higher level packages reserved for high … Read more What are the different Home Care Package Levels?