Come work for Council. Help the community

Topics Commonwealth Home Support Programme, General

Kingston Council is looking for support workers. No experience or qualifications are necessary.

Client story: Venur's journey to artist

Topics General, Home care packages

Venur Gorloff is one of our Home Care Package clients and a local artist exhibiting in the Bayside area.

Need help accessing aged care?

Topics Commonwealth Home Support Programme, General, Home care packages

Support for people looking for aged care support.

10 signs a person is unwell

Topics Commonwealth Home Support Programme, General, Home care packages

Identifying changes in a person's health is vital to preventing further unnecessary deterioration. Here are 10 signs of deteriorating health.

Come work for Council!

Topics Commonwealth Home Support Programme, General

AccessCare is looking for Support Workers! Make a difference in your local community, work permanent part time hours, and connect with people in their homes.

Client story - Moys celebrates turning 101

Topics Commonwealth Home Support Programme, Community support

Moys a long term client of AccessCare, recently celebrated her 101st birthday. AccessCare visited Moys to congratulate her on this amazing milestone and talk to her about her extraordinary life so far.

Falls are common in older people, however there are lots of things you can do to prevent falls. In this article, we have summarised some of the main ways to prevent falls in and around the home.

New online social program a hit

Topics Commonwealth Home Support Programme, General, Community support

Stay connected with people from the comfort of your own home with our new online social program. There's a range of different topics to choose from or feel free to suggest your own topic, we'd love to hear from you.

This week is NAIDOC Week, a time for us to celebrate the achievements, culture and rich history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year's theme 'Always was, always will be' recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.

Kay's recovery after a fall

Topics Home care packages

Late last year Kay had a bad fall and broke her leg. While her leg recovered over time, her confidence didn’t. She stopped going for her daily walks outside and found just getting around her own home difficult. She relied on her wheelie walker for everything. That all changed when she started a home physiotherapy program.

Anti-Poverty Week from 11 to 17 October

Topics General, Homelessness

In Australia, three million people live below the poverty line, that’s 1 in 8 people. It's not good enough. This week is anti-poverty week, a week where we shine a light on affordable housing to reduce poverty.

To remain in good health it's essential to continue going to your regular medical check-ups and undertaking any tests you need, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Seniors Festival is back for its 38th year and is coming straight to your home with live performances, radio interviews, dance and much more.

National volunteer week - volunteer story

Topics Commonwealth Home Support Programme, General, Community support

It's National Volunteer week this week. We talked to long time volunteer Leslee about the 17 years she spent as a Delivered Meals volunteer.

Coronavirus - your questions answered

Topics Commonwealth Home Support Programme, Home care packages

Our clients and the community have had many questions as this coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues. Here we answer some of your questions.

To discuss the complex topic of hoarding we talked to an expert on the topic to find out what really works long term.

Message for volunteers

Topics Commonwealth Home Support Programme, General, Home care packages, Community support

We are not using volunteers to deliver our Delivered Meals and Transport services at this time to ensure the safety of our volunteers during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. These services are still available to the community and are being supported by AccessCare staff. If you are interested in signing up to our Delivered Meals service please call us on 1300 819 200.

Coronavirus service update 23 March 2020

Topics Commonwealth Home Support Programme, General, Home care packages, Community support

AccessCare has made some temporary changes to the services we can deliver during this coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Some services are now limited including domestic assistance, home maintenance and transport.

International Women's Day - Interview with a Home Maintenance worker

Topics Commonwealth Home Support Programme, General

For this year's International Women's Day on Sunday 8 March we interviewed one of our Home Maintenance staff members Annette.

A carer for her elderly mother, Christine was stressed about her daughter's upcoming wedding and whether she was going to be able to cope on the day and in the lead up to the big day, with all her responsibilities. Her Home Care Package, Aged Care Adviser Catherine was able to arrange the support needed to make it happen.