Support Worker
Support Worker
By Mark Magennis, 3:40 pm on July 30, 2018

Meeting your support worker for the first time is an exciting experience –it establishes the commencement of a new support journey and provides an insight of the types of support you will receive. At Home Care Assistance we pride ourselves on matching our care partners to our clients, so that both parties really have a great working relationship. When staring a new service or having a new support worker with…

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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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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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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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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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