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Additional funding for Home Care Packages

2019-01-17T12:44:06+00:00January 17th, 2019|

The Commonwealth Government recently announced additional funding, around $500 million, which will pay for new in-home care packages. The funding is set to be available within weeks and will be split evenly across level three and level four packages. “Total spending on aged care is expected to reach a record $23.5 billion in 2021-22,” Treasurer Frydenberg said. “This includes bringing forward the release of 10,000 home care packages to connect more older Australians with high-level [...]

How to stay safe during a heatwave

2018-12-14T12:51:59+00:00December 14th, 2018|

During extreme heat it is easy to become dehydrated or for your body to overheat. If this happens, you may develop heat cramps, heat exhaustion or even heatstroke. Heatstroke is a medical emergency which can result in permanent damage to your vital organs, or even death, if not treated immediately. Extreme heat can also make existing medical conditions worse. The best way to survive the heat is to plan ahead for hot days and know [...]

Supporting carers and the people they care for

2018-12-14T14:38:39+00:00October 26th, 2018|

Caring for a family member or loved one can be both demanding and rewarding, sometimes at the same time. Carers report that they don’t seek adequate support with their caring role, often feeling that their caring role is more important than their own wellbeing. Respite from the caring role is an important part of the caring process. Feelings of distress and guilt often mean exhausted carers place their own wellbeing at risk, even when help [...]

Dementia care at the forefront

2018-12-14T14:28:57+00:00October 26th, 2018|

With an ageing population and an estimated 425,416 Australians currently living with dementia, the number of people with dementia is expected to increase by 166% in the next 40 years. To meet the growing need for dementia-specific care and to better support our clients and their families, Bromilow has developed a comprehensive program that will place Bromilow at the forefront of dementia service delivery on the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay region. The aim of [...]

5 Signs your loved one may need more support

2018-10-25T09:22:13+00:00October 19th, 2018|

5 Signs your loved one may need more support If you've noticed some of these signs and need to discuss extra support at home, contact our friendly team at Bromilow. 1. Balance Problems Does your loved one take more time to stand or steady themselves? Our balance is affected as we age, making us more unsteady and prone to falls. What you can do: Exercise, yoga and even dancing improve balance and muscle strength. 2. Pain [...]