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Aiding independence

Posted: 6/4/2018 7:03 PM by Just Better Care

​Accessing support at home doesn’t mean someone isn’t capable of looking after themselves; sometimes it simply means they could use an extra set of hands a couple times each week to help lighten the load.

Smoked trout and mango salad

Posted: 5/22/2018 12:14 AM by Just Better Care

Looking for an easy week night meal that is packed with flavour? This smoked trout and mango recipe will quickly become one of your staple dishes.

Another shining moment for The Lab Gold Coast

Posted: 5/21/2018 11:48 PM by Just Better Care

The Lab, a program designed to support young people with high functioning autism has been so influential, that one of the participants who moved abroad after joining the program now dials in from Switzerland to join in and chat with his friends.

Inside Possible

Posted: 5/17/2018 8:27 PM by Just Better Care

In our latest issue of Possible, we celebrate the people seizing the day, with a helping hand from their family, friends, health professionals and Just Better Care.

New flu vaccines for people aged over 65

Posted: 5/16/2018 10:08 PM by Just Better Care

Two new flu vaccines will be available this season for increased protection of people aged over 65. The vaccines are reported to generate a strong immune response in older Australians and are being made available in Australia for the first time this year.

Media release: Just Better Care welcomes 14,000 additional Home Care Packages

Posted: 5/9/2018 12:57 AM by Just Better Care

Just Better Care welcomes the government’s 2018/19 Federal Budget announcement and celebrates the commitment to in-home aged care. The additional 14,000 Home Care Packages are a necessary reprieve for people who have been waiting upwards of 12 months to access essential services.

A trip of a lifetime, a little later than planned

Posted: 4/17/2018 8:05 PM by Just Better Care

Linda always wanted to travel to New Zealand. Making the journey with her soon-to-be husband Chris seemed like the perfect opportunity. However, their plans were scrapped just five days before their wedding.

Transitioning to the NDIS

Posted: 4/17/2018 12:01 AM by Just Better Care

Careful planning is needed to prepare for the NDIS. It is important to think about what your life is like now, what your support needs are and what your current and future goals might be.

Kicking goals every day

Posted: 4/9/2018 9:28 PM by Just Better Care

When Manchester United (Man-U) score a goal, cheers are heard beyond Old Trafford – the team’s home stadium in Stretford, England. They can be heard from all corners of the globe, including Warragul in Victoria, where Cain – an avid football fan - watches intently from his Man-U dedicated sports room.

An upside to having some down time

Posted: 4/5/2018 7:38 PM by Just Better Care

Everyone needs a break now and then, especially carers. Caring for another person is a rewarding experience, but it can also take a toll over time. It is imperative that all carers look after themselves, by taking some time out to rest and re-energise.

Singing to a new tune

Posted: 3/20/2018 6:33 PM by Just Better Care

Challenging himself to try new things was Stephen’s main aim when he joined the Newington Community Choir about three years ago. He admits he’s no Sinatra but his ability has progressively improved over the past few years.

Eat right to feel right

Posted: 3/18/2018 10:48 PM by Just Better Care

As we age, nutritional needs can shift. It is important to stay educated and informed on how best to keep our bodies happy and healthy. So what does this mean for someone aged over 65?

You name it, I played it

Posted: 3/12/2018 6:45 PM by Just Better Care

Being diagnosed with poliomyelitis was a shock for Jean. She was just starting her teenage years when her ability to walk was suddenly in jeopardy. An avid tennis player, Jean found it hard to come to terms with the thought that she might never play the sport again.

Jump the aged care queue with a private package

Posted: 3/4/2018 5:32 PM by Just Better Care

Last year, federal changes to aged care funding shifted the way Home Care Packages (HCP) are allocated. Now funding is given directly to the consumer rather than accessed through the aged care provider.

Working together is a win-win for Paul and Jason

Posted: 2/19/2018 5:22 PM by Just Better Care

Jason has been Paul’s Support Professional for almost four years now and, over that time, the pair has developed a close bond. Their ability to relate to each other created the trust Paul needed from a Support Professional.

From volunteer to manager: A life dedicated to community care

Posted: 2/19/2018 12:03 AM by Just Better Care

Lara was just 19 years old when she started a career in the disability industry. Working in the community care sector for 12 years, she has been alongside people facing some of life’s toughest challenges, often helping them to recover.

Love is in the air

Posted: 2/12/2018 7:20 PM by Just Better Care

When a husband buys flowers for his wife, they often pick roses, tulips or maybe gerberas. Special occasions may call for carnations or orchids. But Mr Jansz wanted to do something extra special for his wife; he wanted to find a flower that would take her breath away.

Prevention is best for staying safe at home

Posted: 1/21/2018 8:56 PM by Just Better Care

If there is a risk you can catch your toe on some carpet, then there’s a risk you can fall, says Physiotherapist Anthony Moore. Looking out for signs of trip hazards can help to keep you safe and happy at home.

Post-hospital support in the comfort of home

Posted: 1/16/2018 7:50 PM by Just Better Care

​Sometimes after injury or illness, it can be hard to get back on your feet. Hospitals are a safe environment to recover from a period of ill-health, but what happens if you still need support after you’ve been discharged home?

Capturing life from a different perspective

Posted: 1/8/2018 6:07 PM by Just Better Care

As the sun rises over Byron Bay, surfers paddle out beyond the break. From the shore, Mitch sets up his drone camera to capture bird’s eye footage as his friends ride the waves. Here, Mitch can still feel the ocean pulsing through his veins.

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