Leslie helped her mum and dad downsize to their little cottage. Both 70, at the time, they were fit for their age. But, mum wanted less housework and dad a smaller yard. Now, at 75, mum has Parkinson's disease,and Leslie is over 50 with two kids in college. Leslie is a Purchasing Manager looking forward to travel with her husband Mick at retirement. But, now Leslie worries about mum and dad being home alone without home care services.
Last week I had the pleasure of meeting with Kathy and Alexi. Gone are the days of mashed veges dished out with an ice cream scoop - their meals are delicious! Did you know each Meals on Wheels is a separate entity, so meals can vary from one to another.
The St. Lucia team take great pride in planning, preparing and delivering fresh, wholesome and delicious home cooked meals to their clients - served hot and ready to eat. In addition to this
they provide perhaps the most important ingredient - a friendly hello and check in for the people they serve.
What an innovative and forward thinking organisation, who are changing the perception of what it means to have Meals on Wheels. With a strong focus on 'quality and consistency' they have a varied menu with something that will please everyone.
Food Delivery Services,
Brisbane Inner City
As the face of the Australian home care industry has begun to change. If you’ve caught wind of this, you might have found yourself asking for yourself asking (or on behalf of an elderly friend or relative ) “am I getting the best care package for my money?” or "what hours of support does it qualify them/me for?" Depending on your provider this can vary!
In Home Care,
Consumer Directed Care,
Private In home Care Providers,
Organising Care in Home Australia,
CDC, Home Care Pacakges,,
1: MAKE SURE A SCOOTER IS THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR YOU.
Mobility scooters are great for getting around - but they are not suitable for everyone. Operating a scooter requires some strength and skill. You need to take into account your ability/skill in - sight, co-ordination, strength, balance, and being able to concentrate for long periods of time. The best way to be sure a scooter is right for you is to be assessed by your GP or an Occupational Therapist before you buy.
safety at home,
Senior Self Help
All formal working relationships need rapport and trust to function well. This is particularly relevant to the relationship between an individual and the person/s who are employed to provide them with home care – carers or support workers. It is certainly important that the carer makes sure client’s feel at ease with approaching and relating to them – but it is equally important that the lines don’t become blurred.
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Did you visit an elderly loved one at home this festive season?
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