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Great care helps restore Kim Anh’s heart

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September10
Great care is about supporting the whole person: their body, mental health, social needs, and last but not least, their heart. Someone who has experienced the power of this kind of holistic care – and how it can truly change your life for the better – is Kim Anh. Kim Anh migrated to Australia from Vietnam in 1985 and devoted herself to raising her four children. In recent years, though, she’s faced her fair share of hardship. After her long marriage ended, Kim Anh experienced depression and struggled to find people she could confide in. Her health also started to…

What is an NDIS support coordinator?

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September01
If you are new to disability support and the National Disability Insurance Scheme, you may have heard the term ‘Support Coordinator’ or ‘Coordinator of Supports’ and wondered what it means. In the NDIS world, a Support Coordinator (also known as a Coordinator of Supports or COS) helps you understand and implement the funded supports in your plan. This includes linking you to community, mainstream and other government services, so you have genuine choice and control over the way you are supported. Here is a quick guide to how support coordination works, the different types available, and how it can benefit…

A good crew for our beautiful mum

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August23
Sometimes in life, there are souls who bring sunshine to everyone lucky enough to know them. One of these people is 57-year-old Emine. As a wife, mother of three and proud grandmother, Emine has always been devoted to caring for people: first as a stay-at-home mum in charge of a busy household, then later in life as a Kmart store manager. “She’s a warm and giving person,” said her son Huseyin. “Growing up, she was a really good mum. She was also a mother hen to all her Kmart employees. Everyone went to Emine for help, and she was passionate…

Six ways to reduce your risk of falls

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July27
Each year, one in three Australians aged 65 or over experience a fall. It is currently the largest cause of hospitalisation in our country, with most falls taking place in your own home. Fortunately there are many things you can do to lower your risk of falling, or reduce the severity of injuries if one occurs. Here are six steps that can help. Chat to your doctor To reduce your risk of falls, a good place to start is having a chat to your GP. They can look at health factors that may be affecting your ability to move safely,…

Supporting A Loved One With Dementia

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July20
Dementia is one of the leading causes of death in Australia, and affects almost 500,000 Australians each year. It more frequently occurs in those aged 65 or over, but can affect people across all stages of life. Dementia can be a cause of distress for both the individual and their family, as the mental degeneration causes memory loss, personality changes, and cognitive impairment. But learning more about the condition and what resources are available can take some of the stress out of a challenging situation. Read on to find out more about what dementia is, and how you can support…

How does NDIS support help to build independence?

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July20
Living with a disability or chronic condition will present an array of unique challenges that make daily life a little harder. Thankfully, with the right support and personalised approach to overcome those obstacles, you can continue to enjoy a fulfilling quality of life. Whether you were born with an illness or have an issue caused by trauma, NDIS services are the answer. Whether you’ve known about the NDIS program for some time or have only just heard about it today, this guide will answer your key questions. Such as; What is NDIS support? How does NDIS support build your confidence?…

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