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If you’re compassionate about caring and making a difference for people living with disabilities, then the home care sector could be a perfect fit for you. Looking after people as a disability support worker, with empathy and respect, can be an incredibly rewarding occupation.
Careful planning and understanding of risks will go a long way toward getting out and about as restrictions ease.
According to the Australian Network on Disability, one in five Australians have some form of disability, a total of 4.4 million people.
Today we find ourselves in rather uncertain times and I know that many of you will be feeling worried and anxious about your loved ones and their ongoing welfare and care.
There is no reason older Australians can’t stay active and remain in good health. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) reports that 7 in 10 Australians aged 65 and older considered they had good health or better than good health.
By 2027, the government projects that there will be nearly 5.2 million Australians over age 65, or nearly 18% of our population. In another ten years, by 2037, the percentage of older Australians is expected to reach 20% of the population: one in five.
As dementia progresses, people find even the simplest tasks becoming more difficult and ultimately find it difficult to live independently. Your loved one could have increased difficulty paying attention, planning, learning new things, and can lose interest in activities they once enjoyed.
People with dementia can continue to live at home with in home care and support, and what’s more, their quality of life will be greatly improved by living in a supportive and appropriate home environment.
How do I maximise the value of my home care package? It's easy to be confused about government-subsidised in-home care. At times there seems to be too little information and too many unanswered questions: How much do in-home care or aged care services cost? Will I be...
Whether you are reading this article to help your elderly loved ones, or you yourself have begun the journey towards retirement, the following five tips will help you to age with dignity.