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How can I estimate my fees for a Home Care Package?

It is difficult to give a “one size fits all” answer when it comes to estimating home care fees and services, as it can depend on an individual’s circumstances, the level of care required and financial circumstances. For Australian seniors who are eligible for a home care package, there are many resources available and the

November 20, 2017 by Gilian Douglass
LGBTI Older Couple, Oxley Home Care

The Australian community has spoken and said “Yes”

The Australian community spoke loudly and clearly this week. The majority of eligible Australians who expressed a view in the voluntary survey said “Yes” to Australian law being changed to allow same-sex couples to marry. 7,817,247 (61.6 per cent) of the survey respondents replied with “Yes”. “Nearly eight of 10 eligible Australians (79.5 per cent)

November 17, 2017 by Gilian Douglass

Are Seniors Saving for a Rainy Day?

There is a misconception that retirees and pre-retirees are either spending their kids’ inheritance (the SKI-ers) or they are hoarding it to pass onto their families when they pass away. According to The National Seniors’ Australia Social Survey, titled Over 50s: still not confident about their retirement income, less than half the people surveyed believe

July 21, 2017 by Gilian Douglass

Nursing care tips to reduce skin tears and wounds in the elderly…

Skin tears are the most common wound type in the elderly population because as we begin to age, our skin becomes weaker and is more susceptible to tearing. In Australia, skin tears account for 54.8% of all wound types in the elderly, with up to 25% of residential aged care facility residents suffering from a

April 1, 2017 by Gilian Douglass

Enhanced muscle strength improves brain performance

Think weightlifting is just for gym junkies and Arnold Schwarzenegger? Think again. New research has shown that regular weight training can lead to increased brain function and can help stave off Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Research conducted by the University of Sydney has shown that increased muscle strength leads to improved brain function in adults

December 26, 2016 by Gilian Douglass