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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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 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, 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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