Supporting people this festive season

Topics Home care packages

Hot weather advice

Topics General

Each year we remind our clients and the community about the importance of staying cool and taking steps to reduce health problems associated with extreme hot weather.

Italian Club gets a helping hand

Topics Commonwealth Home Support Programme, Community support

The Italian Club at Clarinda is 10 years strong and attracts 50+ people each week. The City of Kingston now has a Support Worker attending to support Silvana and her team to support the Club well into the future. The Support Worker is funded under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme and is a new way AccessCare is supporting the community to stay active and socially connected.

New Delivered Meals supplier

Topics Commonwealth Home Support Programme

Our Delivered Meals service has had many improvements and has selected a new supplier Ranahans Fine Food, a local, family owned business.

The Victorian Seniors Festival is approaching. This year's theme is 'Get into it' and there's no better way than to jump into an activity this October.

Dementia Action Week – Interview with a carer

Topics Commonwealth Home Support Programme, Dementia

It’s Dementia Action Week from 16-22 September 2019. This year’s theme is Dementia doesn’t discriminate. Do you? We sat down with Vera, to talk about her job as a Support Worker and how she works with client’s with dementia.

It’s Dying to Know Day on Wednesday 8 August, a day that encourages conversations about death and inspires action towards end of life planning. Dying to Know Day aims to give people the practical know-how to respond to death and loss.

A story about homelessness

Topics Homelessness

Homelessness week kicks off on Sunday 4 August, so we caught up with one of our clients to talk about his lived experience of homelessness, how he rebuilt his life and what's next for the future.

An interview with Aunty Jacko

Topics General, Home care packages

With NAIDOC Week celebrations happening across July, we had a yarn with an inspiring AccessCare client Judith Jackson 'Aunty Jacko' as she is known in the community, to talk about her life, experiences and hopes for the future and what NAIDOC Week means to her.

What the new Aged Care Standards mean for you

Topics General, Home care packages

The new Aged Care Standards came into effect on Monday 1 July. If you are currently on a Home Care Package or have just been assigned a Home Care Package and searching for a service provider these changes will effect you.

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.

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