World elder abuse awareness day 15 June

Topics General, Homelessness

It’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day coming up on June 15, a day where communities around the world take a stand against the abuse experienced by older people.

New nursing and gardening services

Topics Commonwealth Home Support Programme, Home care packages

Community Nursing and Volunteer Assisted Gardening are two new services we are offering to eligible people aged 65 and over in the City of Kingston area.

Loneliness: an emerging health challenge

Topics Commonwealth Home Support Programme, General, Home care packages

Some experts are describing loneliness as an epidemic. Social media, the way we live and the way we work are all impacting on our ability to feel connected.

New Aged Care Commission

Topics Commonwealth Home Support Programme, General, Home care packages

As of January 1, 2019 there is a new Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.

There are a number of ways to get the most out of your home care package funds.

Dementia Support Australia (DSA) is an Australian government service providing dementia support to people suffering with dementia and their carers.

Five fire safety tips

Topics General

We've recently worked closely with the Metropolitan Fire Brigade to ensure fire safety for our clients is of the highest standard. This article features five fire safety tips you may or may not have heard before.

If you're looking for a community Christmas lunch in Kingston please see this list below.

Staying safe in the heat

Topics General

Some quick reminders about staying safe in the heat.

Margaret is one of AccessCare's clients who has recently reinvented herself through a love of painting.

This is a story about John and Margaret, a couple in their 70's and how with the right support they turned their life around.

Event: Transport in City of Kingston

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

Transport information session within the City of Kingston to inform the community about the range of options available to get out and about in the community.

Seniors festival home support talk

Topics Commonwealth Home Support Programme, Home care packages

A free information session about the range of services offered by council.

AccessCare said farewell to Michele Kelly, Customer Service Officer, who has spent the past 20 years answering the phones and connecting with clients.

Nanuska cycles her way to independence

Topics Community support

Nanuska was experiencing significant pain and was having trouble walking, sitting and moving around. She wanted to remain living at home, however she was finding it increasingly difficult to move around at home and to get out to medical appointments.

Homelessness Week kicked off today, so we sat down with our local expert, Mardi Beaumont, Case Manager, from our Community Connections program to discuss the issues.

It's Homelessness week so we are telling the story of Wendy who experienced a number of setbacks including a diagnosis of MS and domestic violence at the hands of her husband, before she ended up sleeping rough on the street.

New services available now

Topics Commonwealth Home Support Programme

We now have brand new affordable services available that are funded under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme available in five local government areas, Kingston, Glen Eira, Bayside, Stonnington and Port Phillip.

Free talks for clubs

Topics General

Clubs, senior citizen centres and other community groups are welcome to have a speaker from AccessCare to talk about the range of aged care support available to stay living at home.

Staying warm in the cold

Topics General

As we head into winter and the temperatures begin to fall, it’s important for older people in our community, who can be more prone to illness and vulnerable throughout the winter period to be prepared. As we age, our body’s ability to regulate its temperature is less efficient, so while chilly temperatures during Australian winters may seem bearable for most of us, it can be a different story for older people in the community.