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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 Jacinta Sheedy, 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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Support Worker
Support Worker
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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Ways to Prevent Alzheimer's in Brisbane North, QLD
Ways to Prevent Alzheimer's in Brisbane North, QLD
By Machaela Magennis, 9:00 am on August 23, 2017

Seniors can make certain lifestyle changes that can protect their health and slow cognitive decline. By eating healthy, exercising, and remaining socially active, older adults can boost their brain power, keep their minds sharp, and reduce the risk of memory-related conditions. Here are some of the ways seniors can stave off Alzheimer’s disease.  1. Socialise Often Isolation can cause your loved one’s brain to become inactive, which could increase the…

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By Machaela Magennis, 9:00 am on August 9, 2017

Ageing adults may need assistance with daily activities, and most of them perform better physically, emotionally, and mentally when they choose to age in place. Here are a few reasons to consider in-home care for your ageing loved one. 1. Offers Greater Independence According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 90 percent of Australian seniors prefer to age in place. Regardless of their age and physical health, most…

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