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Interim Health and Wellness offers

We understand it can be difficult navigating the aged care system. Our special ‘Interim in-home health & wellness offers’ can give you the in-home services you need at an affordable price while you wait for your government funded package. These services can be started quickly and ensure you can access affordable care. What’s included? Choose…

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Welcome to our new Health and Wellness blog

Here we will be bring you the latest in aged care news and information to help you stay up to date. We’re looking forward to sharing the best from around our business and our team of experts, to help you and your loved ones age in the place they love best, home.
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Confused by recent letters from My Aged Care? We’re here to help

Confused about Home care? We’re here to help! The Australian Government, through its My Aged Care website recently introduced a number of changes to home care packages, giving consumers greater choice, control and flexibility in the way they receive home care services, and how those services are delivered. If you are considering getting home care,…
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Interim Health and Wellness offers

We understand it can be difficult navigating the aged care system. Our special ‘Interim in-home health & wellness offers’ can give you the in-home services you need at an affordable price while you wait for your government funded package. These services can be started quickly and ensure you can access affordable care. What’s included? Choose…
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Protect yourself from the Flu

As a nurse practitioner, I’m often asked about the effectiveness of Flu vaccines. As you get older we become more susceptible to the flu and medical professionals tell us that having a flu vaccination is a safe and effective way to protect yourself against getting the flu this winter. Once again, this year, Southern Cross…
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Observations from the finish line

Someone I admire and respect described life once as a race. It’s a great description and one that has relevance for us no matter our age. I used to imagine the race to be a sprint, but I am more inclined these days to view it as a marathon. My efforts, lately, have placed me…
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Chronic Headaches and Migraines

Leading pain management expert, Professor Visser from the Churack Chair of Pain Education and Research, University of Notre Dame Australia, explains what is the cause of chronic migranes and headaches and what can be done to alleviate the associated pain. What are chronic daily headaches? Chronic daily headache (CDH) is defined as having a headache…
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Staying strong on your feet

Did you know that in Australia each year, nearly one quarter of people over 60 will experience a fall, with some resulting in serious injury? I’d like to share with you some tips to keep you strong and on your feet as  I have many clients who come to me after having experienced a serious…
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Jeremiah Donovan residents enjoy intergenerational therapy

Residents at Jeremiah Donovan House have been enjoying intergenerational therapy sessions with toddlers from a local playgroup. The sessions involve JDH residents spending time with the toddlers and their mums, in a relaxed environment where they can interact and play. Intergenerational therapy acknowledges the benefits age and experience can bring to the young. Triggering memories…
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