Home Care packages from the federal government help tens of thousands of Australians to live independently in their own homes. But with waiting lists for some packages stretching to more than 12 months, it makes sense to look at other ways of accessing the support you need right away.
Relaxed and happy in their tidy inner west flat, Glen and Jacqueline are a picture of domestic bliss. They enjoy cooking meals, singing along to the guitar, and hosting friends. But it wasn’t so long ago their lives were very different.
From grey hair through to ‘senior’s moments’, ageing brings a wide range of changes to our bodies and minds. Those who cope best tend to be great at adapting and at making the most of what life offers.
The right Home Care can make an enormous difference to an individual’s quality of life, but finding the best provider can be a baffling process. Here, General Manager for Home Services at BaptistCare, Sarah Newman, explains how to choose an aged care provider that meets all your needs.
Seeing coral is one of the great pleasures of a visit to a tropical marine environment. While they might look like plants, these brilliant undersea structures are in fact colonies of small marine animals whose bright colours come from beneficial algae living in their tissues. Sadly, the world’s reefs are under increasing threat from climate change.
Like the song says, you’ve got to have friends. Ageing tends to erode our social networks, but women over 60 can develop new, supportive friendships by exploring their interests and experimenting with technology.