Never Say Never! Travelling with a Disability

Never Say Never! Travelling with a Disability

“Nothing should stop you from doing things,” says Sydney mum Sue, primary disability carer for her 20-year-old daughter Lorrin or ‘Loz’ as she likes to call her. Sue and her husband Rod made a solemn promise to their baby girl …

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Providing Better Private Aged Care

Providing Better Private Aged Care

Providing care for your ageing parent can be complicated when you consider the many practical and financial issues that go along with it. Can you manage the care of your parent by yourself? Do you need additional home care and …

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My Loved One Has Alzheimer’s Disease – What Can I Do?

My Loved One Has Alzheimer’s Disease – What Can I Do?

Anyone with a family member who has Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia-causing condition knows the pain of saying “Happy Mother’s Day, Mum” only to get a blank expression in return. Alzheimer grief doesn’t begin at death. We begin to miss …

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The Aged Care Conversation

The Aged Care Conversation

When Jane Oliver from Sydney’s North Shore said to her son and daughter: “Kids, I know we haven’t talked about what I want for my aged care yet, but I’ve been thinking…” she was a happy, active 65-year-old with no …

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More Than Just Care – It’s Companionship

More Than Just Care – It’s Companionship

The Aged Care industry in NSW and Australia wide has many misconceptions but we want to know the important questions. How vital is a carers friendship when receiving in-home care? The answer is simple: VERY, a social life helps you …

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In Home Care or Residential Care

In Home Care or Residential Care

In the wake of nursing home scandals and reports of resident abuse at the state-run Oakden in South Australia, it’s clear that a new model of aged care in NSW and Australia wide is long overdue. Aged care raises complex …

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High Society

High Society

Cooking for Kings: We are social animals and find our life in our tribe, our friends and our family and yet one of the tyrannies of age is that we can outlive our friends. It’s a dilemma, for in the …

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A Sweet Aroma

A Sweet Aroma

We do Day Spa In my maiden post, I was sharing how great nurses are, those people at Private Care that manage and often deliver care to our loved ones. They are also a part of a much richer story. …

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First Thoughts

First Thoughts

The Care Community It’s been 6 months since I started at Private Care and what a privilege it is to work in, for and with the care community. I have the great pleasure of turning up every day to an …

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Ageing Relatives

Ageing Relatives

When I joined Private Care late last year I knew I had a lot to learn about In-Home Care. This doesn’t sound at the sexy end of the knowledge spectrum like quantum mechanics and your last stay in Trieste but …

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