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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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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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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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Can You Have A Home Care Package And An NDIS Plan?

Understanding Home Care Packages and the NDIS can be confusing. Both are government programs, so it is easy to get lost in complicated jargon and legalese when looking into the finer details. Put simply, Home Care Packages and NDIS plans are government programs designed to help people who have complicated needs.  Depending on your particular

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The Virtues Of Art As Therapy

Suzie, 49, has been drawn to arts and crafts since she was a child — it’s always been close to her heart. She’d spend her days making dolls clothes, Christmas decorations, and drawing alongside her sisters. After high school, Suzie took a pottery course and fell in love with ceramics and, later, mosaics. Living with a

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Educating The Next Generation Of Carers

Lyn McBain loves people, and their stories. After almost 50 years providing nursing, aged, disability, and palliative care, Lyn’s touched many lives — those that she’s cared for, and those she’s trained. “When I see the people I care for, I see their stories,” she says. “At times, it makes me very emotional to see

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Why You Might Want To Change Your In-Home Aged Care Provider

When it comes to receiving in-home aged care, you should always have the highest expectations. As we grow older, it’s important that we continue to reevaluate what’s right for us, especially when it involves supporting our health and wellbeing at home. In-home aged care should always be provided with the highest level of service. If you’re

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The Importance Of Personality Matching For In-Home Aged Care

As we get older, more and more Australians want to continue living independently in their own homes. Choosing in-home aged care also means having professional caregivers come into your own home, which can take some getting used to. Choosing the right caregiver for you is essential to help you feel comfortable while you’re receiving care.

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How To Ensure An In-Home Care Provider Is Safe And Qualified

We all want to experience the very best aged care services, so it’s essential that you do your research when deciding on the best in-home aged care provider for you.  Choosing the right in-home aged care provider is an important decision. You need to make sure they are the right fit for you and that

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In-Home Aged Care | Your Rights And Responsibilities

As your loved ones age, you want them to receive care that promotes both quality of life and the freedom of personal independence. In-home care does just that – allowing aged people to lead safe, comfortable and fulfilled lives at home. Aged care is an inalienable human right in Australia. With this right comes certain responsibilities that

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What Is Companion Care?

Our home is our castle, a safe sanctuary filled with treasured memories and the creature comforts that make us feel at ease. That’s why most people want to continue living independently in their own home for as long as possible. As people get older, we need to make sure all our needs are being met,

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