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Australian Carers Guide

We are proud to have like-minded and passionate Australian icons as regular contributors in the Australian Carers Guide. These include Maggie Beer, Ita Buttrose, Jean Kittson, Maree McCabe OA and the Hon Anika Wells just to name a few.

Unpaid carer burdens laid bare in parliament

Tax breaks, better access to respite and prioritised wellbeing are among the recommendations found in an inquiry into the recognition...
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Why you should exercise more – but be careful

We are bombarded with information about how good exercise is for us as we age. We’re told it’s one of...
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Understanding Parkinson’s Disease

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, with 11 April officially recognised as World Parkinson’s Day. It’s a time of international reflection...
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When You Can no Longer Provide Care for Your Loved One

There are two main choices for those that can no longer provide care for their elderly loved one. You can...
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Navigating Role Reversal When Caring for a Loved One

Role reversal is a common experience for unpaid carers, particularly when caring for a parent, partner, or older family member....
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National Advanced Care Planning Week: Share what matters most and plan your future health care

Advance care planning involves exploring and documenting wishes and preferences about health care, so if there comes a time when...
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Aged care workers win up to 28.5 per cent wage rise

Aged care workers are celebrating a substantial wage increase of up to 28.5%. This long-awaited boost comes following a Fair...
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Harmony Week 2024 – Everyone Belongs

This Harmony Week, the Australian Carers Guide would like to acknowledge and celebrate the diversity of carers from all different...
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Try ‘Mind Wandering’ – It’s a No-Brainer

Having escaped strict demands, deadlines, and solving family and corporate problems, retirees are well placed to experience the creative benefits...
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Support at Home program Q&A session

The Australian Government are implementing the Support at Home program in response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and...
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New Research: The Quiet Toll of Unpaid Caring

A study by Perth-based home and support provider The CareSide has highlighted the ongoing burden being carried by unpaid carers...
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Keeping a dementia journal can make caregiving easier, here’s what to track

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can feel like riding a rollercoaster. When symptoms and problems seem random and uncontrollable, caregiving becomes...
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Chair yoga poses for seniors

Chair yoga offers numerous benefits for individuals of all ages and fitness levels. It promotes flexibility, strength, and improved posture,...
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Unlock healthcare benefits with MyMedicare

In 2023, the Australian Government launched MyMedicare a new voluntary patient registration model that formalises the relationship between patients, their...
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Double wave COVID-19 outbreak impacting our most vulnerable citizens

With a new double wave of COVID-19 infections sweeping across Victoria and New South Wales, there has been a concerning...
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The best podcasts for seniors

Podcasts are a fantastic way for older adults to learn about new things, listen to topics of interest, catch up...
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