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Winter 2022 edition – Out now

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5 Overlooked Benefits of Respite Care

When you’re a carer for someone who needs support, it’s a big responsibility.

It can be easy to put their needs ahead of your own, but it is essential to engage in self-care to maintain your health at the same time.

Elder Abuse – Enough is Enough

The National Elder Abuse Prevalence Study: Final Report released in December 2021 by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS), tells us that abuse is experienced by an estimated 14.8% of people over the age of 65, equating annually to more than 200,000 older people being directly impacted.

 

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The push back against our senior’s loneliness epidemic

Discover how volunteers are using technology to reach out to lonely seniors

Alicia Renfrew

Loneliness is a growing epidemic impacting seniors across the country. 1 in 4 older Australians are lonely, which greatly impacts their physical health, mental health, and overall wellbeing. This is more likely to lead to depression, anxiety, and chronic illness. They are considered significant health and wellbeing issues in Australia because of the impact they have on peoples’ lives.

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Is Multi-Generational Living for You & Yours?

Pat M. Irwin, AICB

Advances in homecare, public transportation, assistive technologies and increased mobility have made it possible for more older adults to decide where and how they would like to live—and a growing number are deciding to share a roof with their children and grandchildren.

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7 Question to ask Home Care Providers

Australian Carers Guide

Most carers find that picking the right at-home care provider for their elderly loved one can be quite a challenge. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of  the most important 7 questions that you should ask a home care service provider before enlisting their services.

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Home Care – Assessments Explained

Being a carer for an elderly loved one is challenging enough without being expected to know and remember the many Acronyms used in the Aged Care sector. When looking to get your loved one assessed, you will most likely come across terms like RAS/ACAT/ACAS but what do they mean and how are they different?

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Carer Payments – Are you receiving all you can?

Rosie Bourton

If you provide unpaid care to a loved one who has a disability or is frail aged, then you’re a carer.  As unpaid carers help to relieve pressures in our healthcare system, the Government makes financial payments and services available to assist carers and their families. They include:

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Self-Care is not Selfish

Let’s face it. Although caring for someone can be rewarding, it can also be an exhausting journey, even for the saints among us. It is hard to adjust to the feeling of being stuck and that your life is passing you by.

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I’m not a carer – or am I?

In Australia today, there are around 2.7 million people looking after a family member with a disability, medical condition, mental illness, or frailty due to age. Most do not see themselves as carers. Instead, they think of themselves as children, parents, partners, relatives or friends who are caring for someone close to them.

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7 House Plants that are Good For You

Furnaces and air conditioners can sap humidity. A collection of spider plants can boost the relative humidity in a bedroom from 20 percent to a comfortable 30 percent. Read more

Let’s look at Stanley

Stanley’s situation regarding permanent aged care was a big issue for him. However, Stanley’s dilemma can be resolved. The assistance of a skilled advisor qualified in how the aged care system works and with experience in the social security system can be invaluable. Read more

French Crème Caramel

Call me Crazy But let me tell you that this delicious dessert is rich in Calcium!! One serve is already 10% of the recommended daily amount. So popular is this dessert that to this day the French and Spanish are still fighting over its origin. Irrelevant-we just love to EAT it Read more

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