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Using Music Therapy to help with Dementia and Memory

Using Music Therapy to help with Dementia and Memory

What is Dementia? Dementia is a broad term that refers to the loss of memory and cognitive ability that occurs because of brain disease or injury. There are many types of dementia. Dementia can happen to anybody, but it is more common after the age of 65. According to...

Positive changes for Residential Care

Positive changes for Residential Care

From 1st July 2024, the residential aged care system will implement changes that will help give seniors more control selecting an aged care home of their choice. If people are unhappy at their current aged care home, they will have more flexibility to move as their...

What happens after my Aged Care Assessment

What happens after my Aged Care Assessment

After your assessment, your assessor will need to review the information and determine your eligibility. Once a decision is made, the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) will send you a letter. The letter will contain: the assessment team’s decision the services you are...

The Importance of Personal Alarms for Safety and Independence

The Importance of Personal Alarms for Safety and Independence

As we get older, we discover that prioritising our safety and independence becomes increasingly crucial. Many people prefer to age in place and live independently but may have concerns about what might happen if they experience a fall or other medical emergency. This...

Five steps to completing an ACAT assessment:

Five steps to completing an ACAT assessment:

Step 1: Initiate Your ACAT Assessment through My Aged Care Embarking on your Aged Care Assessment (ACAT) journey is as simple as applying through My Aged Care online or by dialling 1800 200 422. Alternatively, your General Practitioner or another healthcare...

Changes to In-Home Aged Care Services

Changes to In-Home Aged Care Services

Australia's aged care scene is getting a heartfelt upgrade with the upcoming Support at Home program, set to roll out in two thoughtful stages. The first wave has already started back on December 1, 2023. Fast forward to July 1, 2025, and we'll be waving goodbye to...

What is an Aged Care Assessment?

What is an Aged Care Assessment?

In Australia, an Aged Care Assessment is a process conducted to assess the needs of elderly individuals who may require assistance and support due to aging, illness, or disability. This assessment is a crucial step for accessing government-funded services and...

What are Aged Care Providers?

What are Aged Care Providers?

Aged Care Providers in Australia Lets break it down and simplify what an Aged Care Provider is, and the types of Aged Care Providers available in Australia. An Aged Care Provider is simply a company or organisation that offers Aged Care Services. The main two types of...

Self managing your Home Care Package

Self managing your Home Care Package

Want to self managing your Home Care Package? Getting help with the routines of daily life doesn’t mean handing over your independence, in fact it’s often the best way to protect it. By self-managing your Home Care Package, you can stay in the driver’s seat of your...

What are Nursing Homes in Australia?

What are Nursing Homes in Australia?

Nursing homes in Australia, often referred to as aged care facilities, are residential facilities that provide accommodation, personal care, and medical support for elderly individuals who require assistance with activities of daily living and may have complex...

What is My Aged Care?

What is My Aged Care?

My Aged Care is a vital government initiative that has been a lifeline for many elderly Australians seeking support and assistance as they navigate the challenges that come with aging. It also encompasses a wide range of services and resources designed to enhance the...

Timeless Joys of Gardening

Timeless Joys of Gardening

Gardening is the perfect low-impact exercise for golden years’ embracing. Cultivate health & happiness with gardening!

Exploring the Enriching Benefits of Art Therapy for Seniors

Exploring the Enriching Benefits of Art Therapy for Seniors

Aging is a natural part of life, bringing with it a wealth of experiences and wisdom. However, it can also present challenges, particularly when it comes to maintaining mental and emotional well-being. In recent years, the field of aged care has embraced alternative...

A guide to In-Home Care in Australia

A guide to In-Home Care in Australia

As Australia's population continues to age, the demand for quality care services is on the rise. Many elderly individuals prefer to receive care within the comfort of their own homes, maintaining a sense of familiarity and independence. In-home care, a popular and...

Exploring Aged Care Facilities in Australia

Exploring Aged Care Facilities in Australia

Introduction: As we progress through life, the need for specialised care and support becomes more apparent, particularly for our elderly loved ones. In Australia, a country with a growing aging population, aged care facilities play a vital role in providing...

Aged Care in Australia

Aged Care in Australia

Aged care in Australia refers to the range of support and services provided to elderly individuals who require assistance with daily living activities or have complex health needs. It encompasses various types of care, including residential care and home care,...

Everything You Need to Know About Age Pension

Everything You Need to Know About Age Pension

As you approach retirement age, ensuring a comfortable and worry-free future for you and your family is critical. One of the essential steps towards this goal is understanding how to apply for Age Pension. Knowing the process of applying for an aged pension can pave...

Aged Care and Retirement Living Emotional Challenges

Aged Care and Retirement Living Emotional Challenges

The emotional challenges of aging and transitioning to aged care and retirement living facilities are sometimes overlooked. Still, they are just as essential as financial preparation. Whether you are an older adult, a family member, or a caregiver, this article offers...

Goodwin purchases Catalina aged care facility The Glen

Goodwin purchases Catalina aged care facility The Glen

Goodwin is pleased to announce the acquisition and operation of residential care facility, The Glen, located in Catalina, Batemans Bay, NSW, as of 1 February 2023. The purchase allows Goodwin to provide a continuum of care to meet the needs of seniors in the region,...

TriCare – Williams Landing

TriCare – Williams Landing

A new concept in Aged Care living coming to Melbourne’s south west A short stroll from Point Cook in Melbourne’s south west, brand new, state-of-the-art Williams Landing Aged Care Residence opens this week offering elevated comfort and genuine care. A familiar design...

Make decisions now about your future health care

Make decisions now about your future health care

Advance Care Planning Australia and Dementia Australia are urging everyone to have brave conversations about their future health preferences in case, in the future, they cannot express their wishes. More than 50% of Australians will be unable to make medical decisions...

GoCo Community Care

GoCo Community Care

GoCo is a community care business, which has over 30 years experience in supporting people and their carers living in rural and remote areas with improving their health and wellbeing. We specialise in providing personalised care and support for people who want the...

10 Signs to start Home Care Services for Your Parents

10 Signs to start Home Care Services for Your Parents

As your parents age, balancing your natural worry for their health and well-being with the realities of your busy schedule and other responsibilities can be challenging. While putting them in an aged care facility or residential home might not always be feasible or...

Top Benefits of In Home Care for the Elderly

Top Benefits of In Home Care for the Elderly

The decision between moving into a residential aged care facility or receiving in-home care for the elderly is not black and white. The decision will be based on you and your family's specific needs and preferences. Whats also important to consider, is the...

A Brief Guide to Australian Home Care Service

A Brief Guide to Australian Home Care Service

The Australian home care service is an excellent and cost-effective alternative for older people who do not want to live in a residential aged care facility or a nursing home but need help with daily activities in the comfort of their homes. The Australian Government...

A phone call a day from Telecross

A phone call a day from Telecross

Red Cross can provide you with a daily telephone call to check on your wellbeing through a service known as Telecross. This provides peace of mind if you live alone and are at risk of an accident or illness that may go unnoticed, such as falling and being unable to...

Social Wellbeing For Seniors

Social Wellbeing For Seniors

Social engagement is important for people’s well-being, regardless of their age. Yet, it’s probably most vital during a person’s senior years because older adults and the elderly are sometimes more susceptible to social isolation than younger people. Besides, it can...

Why is ageing hard to talk about?

Why is ageing hard to talk about?

In life, many of us are totally at ease and comfortable talking to our family and friends about many topics. However, for whatever reason, there are certain subjects that we’re either reluctant or feel uneasy to discuss openly – typically they are love and...

Advance Care Planning Australia

Advance Care Planning Australia

Age well - and have a say in your future health care Ageing well initiatives have done wonders in empowering us to take charge of our health and invest in good habits to live better for longer. Yet we still need to consider the whole story. Unfortunately, life doesn’t...