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"The truth is, when it comes down to it, it actually makes life worth living."

HenderCare's Disability Ambassador, Rachael Leahcar, recently met with inspiring client, Mandy, to talk about the impact HenderCare's services have had in her life since leaving hospital after an accident. 

October marks Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and with over 13,000 Australians living with the condition, HenderCare has recently forged a philanthropic partnership with Down Syndrome Australia to help support advocacy networks for those living with Down syndrome.

In this short video, our customer Robert shares what it's been like having a Home Care Package with HenderCare. Originally from the US, Robert's story recounts how HenderCare have been able to assist him to stay living independently.

Occupational therapists play a vital role in supporting those with a disability and older people; they help people to maintain and improve their independence and physical safety in some of life’s daily activities. We sat down with one of HenderCare’s occupational therapists, Rachel, to discuss in more detail what occupational therapy involves.

We recently sat down with HenderCare's Senior Physiotherapist, Varisha to discuss how her skills assist older people and those living with a disability to reach their goals.

There are 1.2 million Australians with a communication disability. Speech pathologists like HenderCare’s own Sam Beinssen, work with these Australians to provide them with the confidence to communicate.

Mandy De Cesare is HenderCare’s National Allied Health Services Manager. As an Occupational Therapist herself, Mandy has 29 years’ experience in assisting people living with disability and older persons.

In this short Q&A Mandy sits down to explain why HenderCare is now offering allied health services and delves deeper into the range of services on offer.

Thomasina (Tommie) Williams is a member of HenderCare’s Allied Health team. Working as our Senior Play Therapist, Tommie sat down to explain what play therapy is and how it can benefit children with a disability. In this brief Q&A, she covers the basics of play therapy and provides parents and caregivers with some tips about what to look for when selecting a play therapist.

In the third and final video in our series, Bob Byrne sits down with HenderCare client, Dean to talk about all things Aussie rock.

As you may be aware, the Australian Government is currently working on improving the transparency and quality of services delivered by aged care providers, nationally.

As a part of this reform, a new single set of Aged Care Quality Standards came into effect on 1 July 2019.