The festive season can be an exciting time to connect with others and celebrate, it can also be the most stressful time of the year. Financial issues, family conflict and loneliness can increase stress for people especially in the lead up to Christmas and the new year.  

Mix this with the stresses and anxiety many people have faced this year to due to COVID-19, looking after our mental health is more important than ever.

The Australian Government’s Department of Health recognises that many Home Care Package (HCP) consumers are currently experiencing increased levels of social isolation due to COVID-19.

This month we recognise Sensory Processing Awareness Month.

The month is about educating others on what sensory processing disorder is (SPD), how living with the disorder can impact on someone's day to day life and what are the best strategies and resources to assist someone with SPD to live a happy and healthy life.

To gain a better understanding of SPD and how occupational therapy can assist someone living with the disorder, we spoke with HenderCare occupational therapist, Alice Zubrinich.

Meet Lucy.

Lucy has recently joined HenderCare as the Service Delivery Manager in SA. We sat down with her to learn about her role, how she got into the industry and her favourite thing to do on the weekend.

Dementia Action Week

September, 2020

Dementia Action Week runs from 21 – 27 September here in Australia.

Dementia affects around half a million Australians and is estimated to double within the next 25 years. 

Here at HenderCare we understand COVID-19 has changed the way many of us go about our daily lives. For so many NDIS participants, particularly those living in areas with active COVID-19 cases, it has become increasingly important Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is easily accessible to ensure protection for both participants and workers.

The NDIA have recently put in place temporary measures to protect both participants and workers and ensure participants have continued access to PPE without it impacting on their budgets.

R U OK Day

September, 2020

Today we acknowledge as R U OK? Day here in Australia. It's about encouraging those often difficult conversations around our mental health and to make sure we check in with the ones we care about.

We spoke with HenderCare psychologist, Branka Radovanovic, about the impact of such a simple question and how to ensure we continue the conversation into the future.

Meet Peich.

Peich has recently joined HenderCare's Allied Health team as a Speech Pathologist. We sat down with her to learn about her role, how she got into the industry and her favourite thing to do on the weekend.

Today marks the beginning of Speech Pathology Week.

The theme of Speech Pathology Week this year is Communicating with Confidence.

Today we celebrate Aged Care Employee Day, an opportunity to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our aged care employees who work tirelessly to provide the best care for the vulnerable members of our community.