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15 Years of Care

February, 2019

HenderCare started on Jan 27 2004, with just one employee. Since those early days, we have grown to be a national organisation, employing 1,500 people and providing services to 41,000 clients. 

Who remembers the milky? Or their parents telling them stories about the bread being delivered by horse and cart? Check out the first in our memory video series featuring author of Australia Remembers When and HenderCare Ambassador, Bob Byrne. 

Most Australians want to live in their own home and retain their independence as they get older. Moving into a residential aged care facility can be a daunting prospect as it is an entirely new environment from the home you’ve lived in for decades.

Fortunately, in-home care services are available that allow you to stay in your own home while ensuring you can still carry out your daily tasks, keep your house in good order and live safely.

While most of us will be taking a break and tucking into the turkey and mince pies over Christmas, thousands of Australians will be working throughout the holidays including an army of carers providing vital support to people at a time when it’s most needed.

The Government has recently announced a $287 million investment to release additional high level home care packages in 2018-19. 

A Home Care Package is an individual subsidy provided by the Australian Government to help older people continue living independently in their home. There are four different levels of packages and associated funding ranging from basic care needs to high level care needs.

If you are a person living with pressure sores, or limited mobility, purchasing a bed and a pressure care mattress which helps with ease of movement and comfort is something you are likely to have considered.

The My Aged Care Portal helps you find out about the types of aged care services available, your eligibility for services, service providers in your area, costs and more. It’s a service provided by the Australian Government which you can access after contacting the My Aged Care contact centre.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has created a huge change in the way Australians with disabilities access care and support services. The NDIS provides people with a permanent and significant disability under 65 years access to support services that help them take part in everyday activities and achieve their goals.

Thank you to the Sunday Mail for this great story on the weekend. The story highlights the importance of matching clients to the best suited team members and creating a continuity of service for a supported relationship.