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Steps to hydration and health in older age

Posted: 7/5/2019 12:36 AM by Just Better Care

Everyone knows staying hydrated is important. But as we get older, our ability to recognise thirst decreases and the health risks associated with dehydration increase. Here’s our guide to recognising symptoms of dehydration and ensuring water intake is at the recommended level for optimal health benefits.

Improve bathroom safety for older people

Posted: 7/5/2019 12:12 AM by Just Better Care

As more people choose to age safely at home rather than move into next chapter living, there is increased focus on crafting safe spaces throughout the home. One key place to improve safety and minimise risk is the bathroom.

Finding the perfect fit

Posted: 6/2/2019 11:50 PM by Just Better Care

A chance encounter between her husband and a Just Better Care franchise office owner sealed Krystan’s fate as a valued Just Better Care staff member. Next year she’ll celebrate ten years supporting local communities in Queensland, across three different offices.

Hitting the right note

Posted: 5/30/2019 7:37 PM by Just Better Care

Mark and his Support Professional Fiona have a special bond. They play music together, they talk about music and they share stories. There are a lot of good stories to tell. Mark’s toured with some of the biggest names in music, and spent a lifetime perfecting the art of playing the drums.

Winter wellness

Posted: 5/29/2019 7:36 PM by Just Better Care

When the temperature drops during winter months, it’s easy to say goodbye to the runners and hello to a warm dressing gown. Finding the motivation to maintain a fitness routine can be difficult, but staying active is important for your physical health, as well as your mental wellbeing.

Feeling stressed? You’re not alone.

Posted: 5/20/2019 6:54 PM by Just Better Care

If you’ve ever had a particularly busy period at work, there’s a likely chance that you’ve felt overwhelmed or out of control because you had too much on your plate.

Healthy ageing around the world

Posted: 5/20/2019 6:51 PM by Just Better Care

Healthy ageing is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “the process of developing and maintaining the functional ability that enables well-being in older age.”

Finding a new passion in spinal research

Posted: 4/24/2019 3:05 AM by Just Better Care

After a life changing injury, Steve was inspired to find out as much as possible about spinal recovery.

Family Ties

Posted: 4/15/2019 11:27 PM by Just Better Care

After 10 years as an Occupational Therapist, a career in the care industry took on a new focus for Christian, Franchise Owner of Just Better Care Melbourne Bayside.

Stand by me

Posted: 4/4/2019 10:04 PM by Just Better Care

Whether he is dreaming of going to the movies, or shredding the slopes in the snow, Christopher's Support Professionals from Just Better Care Hills to Hornsby are by his side through it all.

Celebrating Possible

Posted: 3/22/2019 12:46 AM by Just Better Care

The Possible Awards recognise the efforts of outstanding Just Better Care staff, and commemorate the powerful bond between Support Professionals and customers.

Education, communication and awareness

Posted: 3/19/2019 9:54 PM by Just Better Care

The Ageing in Diversity Action Group explores the intricacies of care for the LGBTI community.

From strangers to friends

Posted: 3/19/2019 9:19 PM by Just Better Care

By identifying the social activities that his customers enjoy, Bram is connecting people in his community to new opportunities and friendships.

Inside Possible

Posted: 3/17/2019 9:49 PM by Just Better Care

This issue of Possible is about embracing diversity, building inclusive services and resilient teams to better meet the needs of our wonderfully varied communities across the country.

Life through a new lens

Posted: 2/18/2019 8:05 PM by Just Better Care

Just Better Care customer Lachie discovered the joy of photography as a 10-year-old. After a primary lateral sclerosis diagnoses, he returned to his former passion with a new zest to capture the places, people and experiences that he loves.

Recipe: Quinoa Brekkie Bowl

Posted: 1/29/2019 11:50 PM by Just Better Care

A delicious way to start the day, this Quinoa Brekkie Bowl is packed full of fresh fruit and tasty treats that will put a spring in your step.

The best care starts with a conversation  

Posted: 1/24/2019 8:16 PM by Just Better Care

Just Better Care Brisbane South and East Owner, Oday says he’s lucky to have a job where he gets to spend time in the community, making meaningful connections and working to improve the lives of individuals.

The right support starts with the right team

Posted: 1/24/2019 7:37 PM by Just Better Care

In starting Just Better Care Gippsland, Melissa knew her success would start and end with her team of Support Professionals.   

Accessing support doesn’t need to be complicated

Posted: 1/24/2019 7:04 PM by Just Better Care

Emma, Mick and Craig pooled their knowledge, skills and community connections to support individuals in Western Victoria to access the best mix of care support services.

Celebrating a decade of working with local communities, providing choice and control

Posted: 1/24/2019 4:51 PM by Just Better Care

As Just Better Care Gold Coast celebrates its 10th birthday, Director and Owner, Bram Baker, reflects on a decade of adapting to the care needs of his unique community.

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