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Client story: care gives client new lease on life

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On a sunny day, Que loves nothing better than to spend time out in nature with his carer, Thuy. The pair often go for leisurely walks, laughing and chatting with each other as they stroll amongst the greenery of Sydney’s suburban south west. “Being at home can be boring sometimes, so I’m always happy when Thuy arrives, as I can chat with her about anything,” says Que. Thuy agrees. “Walking isn’t just about the exercise; it’s also about companionship,” she says. “We have a good chat when we’re out. I ask him questions about his life, and he tells me…

The time is right to check out the revolutionary Home Caring franchise model

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Australia is an ageing population, and while generational change is putting a strain on the public sector, allied health franchise Home Caring is helping eagle-eyed entrepreneurs make the most of a growing industry. Currently in Australia the demand for aged care and home care providers far outweighs the number of registered offerings. The Covid-19 crisis has resulted in people preferring care at home. Between March and July 2020 Home Caring has increased the number of hours serviced by more than 100 per cent. As the country’s median age increases, more Australians will require home care services, making the opportunity more…

20 self-care tips during COVID-19 if you have a disability

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Social distancing at home can be tough if you are living with a disability. But whatever your situation, there are plenty of things you can do to help you stay healthy, happy and connected. Here’s 20 ideas to get you started. Stay in touch with your doctors. Your health is important, so it’s important to keep your regular appointments and get help if you need it. If you are unable to go in person, call your doctor. Most GPs offer telehealth services, so you can receive care through phone or video conferencing. Talk to your someone if you’re feeling sad…

The importance of diversity in at home care

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There are many things our clients love about Candy Hu: her kind nature, her expertise as a registered nurse, the way she finds joy in helping people. At the top of the list, though, is the case manager’s ability to easily connect with people in Mandarin and Cantonese. Australia is fast becoming one of the most linguistically diverse countries in the world. In 2016, 1 in 3 older Australians were born overseas, while across the general population, 20% speak a language other than English at home, with Mandarin the top non-English language, followed by Arabic, Cantonese and Vietnamese. This has…

Finding a model of care that works

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Throughout his life, Tim King has always known how important it is to make your own decisions and control your future. The young father from Bowral first experienced this in his youth.“I had to deal with a mild disability when I was younger, and that led me to conquer the obstacles that were facing me. During that period, I had a lot of personal growth,” he says. These obstacles led Tim to embark on a career in nursing.For the last 10 years, he worked as a registered nurse at Bowral and District Hospital and completed a postgraduate degree in Applied…

Bringing smiles to Liverpool

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Sharmila Bastakoti has always loved giving people a helping hand. The former pharmacist migrated from Nepal to Australia in 2007, worked hard to achieve a Master of Accounting, then worked in admin for NSW Transport. It was Sharmila’s next stage in life, though, that led her to her true passions: raising two beautiful children with her husband, and helping people in the community. While living in Sydney’s south west, Sharmila started volunteering as an executive member of the Macarthur Region Nepalese Community in Campbelltown, helping the group connect with others through social activities, cultural events, fundraising for charity and support…

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