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Australia’s First Dementia Sensory Trail

At Home Care Assistance we are always looking to share and champion wonderful resources with our clients especially when it comes to dementia care. We have come across Australia’s first of its kin…

Why Should You Get Assessed Early?

Ageing is an inevitable part of life; we can’t stop it, yet we are considered fortunate to reach old age. As we age, we may feel at risk of losing our independence and the Australian idiom, “she’l…

Act FAST: Do you Know How to Identify a Stroke?

Stroke is one of Australia’s leading causes of death and disability, with one Australian having a stroke every 19 minutes and more than 445,087 Australians living with the effects of stroke. In li…

Let’s Get Physical, Physical!

Heart Week is May 2nd – 8th and is held every year to raise awareness about the importance of heart health. With one Australian suffering from a heart attack or stroke every four minutes and heart…

Emergency Planning, Are You Prepared?

Emergencies are inevitable and unfortunately, they can strike at any time and anywhere, often without warning. You never know what is going to happen, yet equally we don’t want to live in fear of …

How Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Impacts Your Mind & Body

Neurodegenerative illnesses such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease are both caused by damaged brain cells. Whilst they share some similarities, the two diseases are actually very different in…

Parkinson’s Disease – The Myths, The Facts & The Platforms for Change

Today in Australia, 37 people will hear the words ‘you have Parkinson’s’ for the very first time. That’s one person every 39 minutes, every day1. 

How Can Care Workers Prevent Hospital Readmissions?

Hospital readmissions are frustrating for individuals and families. We believe that bridging care from the hospital to home is key to ensuring a safe and seamless discharge home. Transitioning old…

Strategies for Engaging Loved Ones with Dementia

If you have a loved one who has dementia, spending quality time and finding meaningful ways to engage with them as their dementia progresses, is of utmost importance. Whilst the rate of dementia p…

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