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7 Best Traits to Look for in a Great Professional Caregiver

A professional caregiver is not just about meeting the job requirements, i.e. knowing the inside outs of how to provide a variety of services and assistance to an aging person. Sure, training is needed to ensure a professional caregiver is able to perform what’s required of them – prepare meals, aid with ambulation or walking,

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Tips for Caregivers: How and When to Ask for Help

Caring for an elderly or disabled loved one can be extremely rewarding. Still, it can also be demanding, exhausting and overwhelming. You may feel like you’re always giving, but never receiving anything in return. Physical and emotional self-care is critical in providing the best caregiving. This article will provide some tips on how to achieve

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7 Fun Activities For Dementia Patients To Keep Them Engaged

We’ve all heard it before – that keeping your mind active and engaged can help prevent dementia in the later years. But what about for those who are already suffering from dementia? A person with dementia can feel isolated and confused – even in the company of family and friends. This can cause them to

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In-Home Aged Care Subsidies And Supplements

There are several different types of government funding options available to keep in-home aged care accessible. Some of these are allocated to the individuals receiving aged care while other types are for individuals (generally family members) who care for someone. In these cases, both the carer and the person being cared for must meet the eligibility criteria.

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The Devil Is In The Detail When It Comes To Home Care Package Fees

In February 2017, the government implemented the Increasing Choice in Home Care reforms. People receiving Home Care Packages can now move their care from their existing provider to another approved care provider of their choice. But consumers may not be fully aware of what this change means to them. In a competitive, consumer-led market, you can maximise

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Having The Conversation About In-Home Care

We all know home is where the heart is. So it makes perfect sense when our older relatives want to carry on living in the comfort and familiar surroundings of their own home. But the thought of your parent, grandparent, or another relative living at home, maybe on their own, can be daunting and even

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Can I Get A Cleaner Through The NDIS?

The NDIS funds ‘reasonable and necessary’ supports for people with disabilities. This means if a participant can’t perform tasks like vacuuming and cleaning because of their disability, the NDIS will provide funds for a support worker to do these tasks instead. However, the NDIS won’t provide funds for specialist services, such as an electrician or

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Your Comprehensive Guide On How To Apply For NDIS Funding

Applying for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can greatly improve quality of life for individuals and families around Australia affected by disability. Like all government programs, there are certain bureaucratic steps that must be followed to access this funding. This article will investigate exactly what you need to do to apply for the NDIS.

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Can The NDIS Help With Rent?

The NDIS provides funding for a variety of supports and services which will help participants maintain independence and gain skills. When a person applies for the NDIS, they can create short-term and long-term goals for anything from accessing the community to finding a job or studying at university.  The NDIS also provides funding for home

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What Happens To My NDIS Plan When I Turn 65?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is Australia’s core support system for people with a disability. Participants apply for an NDIS plan, which outlines their short-term and long-term goals, and registered NDIS providers supply supports to help participants achieve these goals.  The eligibility criteria says you need to be aged between 7 and 65 to

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What Are The Core Supports In An NDIS Plan?

As part of applying for the NDIS, applicants need to work out where they want to spend the money allocated to their plan. To make the process easier, the NDIA has split the services it offers into three budget categories: Core Supports Capacity Building Supports Capital Supports It’s important to remember your funding is always

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Does The NDIS Cover Psychology?

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has supports specifically designed for those who have been diagnosed with mental health conditions which resulted in long-term disabilities. However, it is important to distinguish that not everyone with a mental health condition will experience disability. The type of disability the NDIA provides NDIS supports for is classified as

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What Kind Of Disabilities Does The NDIS Cover?

Since it first formed, the NDIS has changed immensely. It can be challenging for those seeking its services to understand the eligibility and requirements. Who qualifies for an NDIS plan? Which disabilities does the NDIS support? At Absolute Care & Health, we specialise in providing daily supports for those with an NDIS plan. Whether you need

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What Happens To My Centrelink Payments When I Receive An NDIS Plan?

Navigating Centrelink can be a complex process. Centrelink assistance is in high demand, and finding the answers you seek online, via phone, and in person, can be difficult and frustrating. Not knowing how the system works can be stressful, especially because Centrelink is very strict about compliance. It’s important to report to them if your

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How To Choose The Right NDIS Provider For You

500,000 people will be receiving funding from the NDIS by 2025. With many new and different providers in a growing industry, it can be difficult to work out which NDIS provider will be the best fit for you. In this guide, we examine the things you need to look for to make sure you’re working with the

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What Are The Eligibility Requirements For NDIS?

The NDIS makes sure that everyone who needs support, gets support. Subsequently, the eligibility criteria is quite broad. Of the estimated 4.3 million in Australia living with a disability, an estimated 500,000 will receive funding from the NDIS by 2025. Specifically, an applicant to the NDIS meets the eligibility requirements when they satisfy: Both the age and

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What Absolute Care & Health Is Doing To Prevent The Spread Of COVID-19

Information around the novel coronavirus is rapidly changing. The information contained within this article is correct at time of publishing. For the most current advice, please see your state government’s health advice. At Absolute Care & Health, the safety of our clients  and our staff is at the fore. We have been monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19)

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5 Tips To Prepare For Your NDIS Planning Meeting

There are many moving parts when it comes to getting an NDIS plan. You need to think about how to get the most out of your budget allocation, and whether the supports will meet your goals and what you want to achieve. And, because it’s still relatively new, there is a tonne of information to

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