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avocados
avocados
By Mark Magennis, 6:04 pm on June 21, 2018

Avocados are a delicious fruit when eaten at exactly the right time.  They are well known for their high fat content, but let’s not take away from the fact that this is an incredibly nutrient dense food, very creamy and tasty.   Did you know? The average avocado holds 6-7 grams of fibre – this is high in fibre which means they help your digestive system work at its optimum….

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medication safety
medication safety
By Mark Magennis, 10:56 am on June 6, 2018

Medication – Why it is it important? There are so many prescription drugs on the market these days that people are finding themselves on a long list of medication and concoctions. Keeping track of what you are taking or have taken in the past is very important for your health and safety . In our day to day management of clients in both aged care and home care situations, we…

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What to do when you retire
What to do when you retire
By Mark Magennis, 12:01 pm on May 31, 2018

What can I do in retirement? Many of us dream of the day we can retire. All that free time!  The reality is that we can’t all retire according to plan.  We all have a unique set of circumstances that will determine how and when we will retire. Some people plan for an early retirement. However for others, their retirement comes earlier than expected for a variety of reasons. Apart…

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health
health
By Mark Magennis, 12:26 pm on May 29, 2018

The generational changes in health From previous generations to now, there has been a significant downward change in the health of our children, parents and the ageing population.  Though our life expectancy is longer than our forebearers, many people who live to an old age are significantly affected by illnesses. They often requiring a concoction of medications to alleviate the symptoms.  Did you know that the average person will consume…

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By Mark Magennis, 5:00 pm on May 22, 2018

The statistics on Home Care According to the Australian Government Productivity Commission’s 2015 report entitled “Housing Decisions of OIder Australians”, over 60% of older Australians would strongly prefer Home Care to an Aged Care facility.  Having moved house myself many times, I can appreciate how the older members of our population feel.  Aside from the convenience and emotional ties that our elderly loved ones have to their home, the report…

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7 Healthy Foods for Elders in Brisbane North, QLD
7 Healthy Foods for Elders in Brisbane North, QLD
By Machaela Magennis, 9:00 am on October 25, 2017

As people grow older, their bodies become less efficient, which is why it is important for them to constantly reevaluate what they eat. An older adult’s diet can impact many aspects of his or her health, including mood, weight, energy levels, cognitive skills, and the ability to fight off illnesses. These seven nutritious foods are filled with the vitamins and minerals people need to thrive in their senior years.  1….

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How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout in Brisbane North, QLD
How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout in Brisbane North, QLD
By Machaela Magennis, 9:00 am on October 11, 2017

Being a family caregiver is a great opportunity to bond with your senior loved one and ensure he or she receives high-quality care. However, caregiving can be an overwhelming job. If you do not take time for yourself, you could neglect your own health and eventually feel burned out. Here are some of the things you can do to prevent caregiver burnout.  Remain Social  Caring for your loved one could…

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7 Beneficial Outcomes of Respite Care for Family Caregivers in North Brisbane, QLD
7 Beneficial Outcomes of Respite Care for Family Caregivers in North Brisbane, QLD
By Machaela Magennis, 9:00 am on September 27, 2017

Caring for an elderly loved one can be a challenging commitment. You will need to be your loved one’s support, which could cause you to forget to care for yourself. However, respite care allows you to get some “me time” while knowing your loved one is safe. Here are some of the benefits respite care provides to family caregivers.  1. Make Time for Socialisation Respite care allows you to get…

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By Machaela Magennis, 10:19 pm on September 19, 2017

Here are some of the ways we have enriched the lives of our clients recently: Visiting the Maritime Museum Tenpin bowling Movies Fish and chips at Redcliffe Reading Billy Slater’s Autobiography Helping with post Stroke rehab Helping maintain the circulation in a client’s legs Taking a client to the Doctor and explaining the diagnosis Treating a client to a meal on us Sharing one of our wonderful books written by the founders See, so much more than showering and toileting. If you have an elder loved one who deserves this sort of personalised attention to enrich their life, please call us.

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Tips to Choose the Best Care Worker in Brisbane North, QLD
Tips to Choose the Best Care Worker in Brisbane North, QLD
By Machaela Magennis, 9:00 am on September 13, 2017

When choosing a care worker for your senior loved one, you want the individual to be responsible, trustworthy, and experienced. However, finding the right care worker can be difficult, especially for people who are unfamiliar with the process. Here are a few things to consider when searching for a care worker. Determine What Level of Care Is Required Each senior is different and requires individualised care. For example, a senior…

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