Reassessment of Care Needs

What is a Reassessment? If you (or someone you care for) are currently receiving aged care services and there has been a change in your health or living situation, it is a good idea to have a reassessment of your care needs. Such changes could include a decline in your physical or mental health, a […]

Changing Cognition

As people age, it is common to experience changes in cognition, which can affect memory, attention, and other cognitive abilities. Below is an explanation of what happens as cognition changes and what to do if you notice a change in cognition in yourself or someone you care for   Impact of changing cognition in elderly […]

Mental Health and Well-Being

Regardless of stage or life or age, it’s important to monitor your mental health and well-being.  Well-being can be considered satisfaction, optimism, self-esteem, having purpose in life and a sense of belonging.  Getting older can make it difficult to recognise decline in mental health as it can overlap other symptoms of ageing. What can impact […]

Learn More: Dignity of Risk

Dignity of risk is a term used to describe the principle that individuals, including elderly persons receiving care, have the right to make choices, even if they carry a potential for harm or danger. It recognises that everyone has the right to take risks and make mistakes as a natural part of life, as long […]

Advanced Care Planning

What is Advanced Care Planning? An essential part of anyone’s life is considering how we want our future to look. We all need to do this occasionally at different stages of our lives, even if the conversation makes us feel a little uncomfortable. Talking about our future in terms of end-of-life care is one of […]

When Self Management May Not Longer Be Suitable

Self-management provides you with choice and flexibility and let’s you stay in control of your care. However, there are instances when self-management may no longer be the right solution. Below we explain what self-management is and when it may not longer be suitable for you.     What is Self-Management Self-Managing means you actively manage […]

How to Access Your HomeMade Account

Please use  these steps below to help you if you’re having trouble logging into your HomeMade account. For ease of use, it’s best to try and activate your account or reset your password using either a tablet or laptop. If you accidentally close the window you can just start the process again.   Step 1: […]

4 steps to accessing a Home Care Package

If you’re an older Australian, you can apply for funding via a Home Care Package from the Federal Government which can help you remain safe and independent. The package goes towards the costs of services provided to you to help you live independently. Here, we provide four key steps that you need to follow in […]

Your questions answered on Home Care Packages in Australia

As an older Australian, accessing support through government funding can be confusing. We’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions and their answers to help make things a bit clearer for you. In Australia, what home care services are funded by the government? The Australian Federal Government provides funding to older Australia via two […]

What to expect from your Home Care Package assessment

If being in control is important to you when it comes to aged care, the good news is that you can self-manage your own support needs if you want to. Here is what you can expect. As an older Australian, when it comes time to access support through a Home Care Package so that you […]

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