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Simplifying the recent reforms to Government Funded Home Care Packages

Simplifying the recent reforms to Government Funded Home Care Packages

With uncertainty arising from the Australian Government’s recent changes to the way home care services are delivered to older Australians, Nick McDonald and his team at Prestige Inhome Care set to work developing a straightforward and easy to understand 90 second video to bring clarity and transparency to what can be an overwhelming process to some of the most vulnerable in our community.

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Prestige Inhome Carer Holly shares some of the nicest moments she has had as her role as a Carer

Prestige Inhome Carer Holly shares some of the nicest moments she has had as her role as a Carer

Holly sees caring as more than a job. Sitting and chatting over a cup of tea, this high achieving nursing student and Prestige Inhome Carer has a warmth and passion for her job that has her waking up every day and enjoying her client visits, where she says she can help make their day a little better. 

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An interview close to home - Nick McDonald sits down with dad and medical expert Dr Jim McDonald to discuss aging and road safety

An interview close to home - Nick McDonald sits down with dad and medical expert Dr Jim McDonald to discuss aging and road safety

Medical Expert Jim McDonald has spent over 46 years getting to know the Bayside community, having treated up to three generations of the same family at his local General Practice. Sitting down with son and CEO of Prestige Inhome Care Nick McDonald, Jim shares some personal thoughts on some key issues facing the aging community, along with bringing to light his learnings from his many of visits to both nursing homes, aged care facilities and home environments both in Australia and abroad. 

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The story of Geelong local, author and hero Ernest Brough, who tells his story of escape

The story of Geelong local, author and hero Ernest Brough, who tells his story of escape

When we sat down with Ernest Brough, we knew from his hero status in the community that he had one of the most intriguing stories of survival. As told in his book ‘Dangerous Days: A diggers Great escape’ which documents his escape from a German Prison Camp, Ernie tells of his personal journey of capture, his discovery of an escape route, and the moments where he thought he would be caught once again, to finally returning safely home. 

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Prestige Inhome Care CEO Nick McDonald highlights five key factors to consider when looking into Home Care.

Prestige Inhome Care CEO Nick McDonald highlights five key factors to consider when looking into Home Care.

The recent reforms to Government Funded Home Care Packages, effective 27 February 2017, have sparked a wave of questions from some of the most vulnerable in our community, with many elderly and disabled citizens overwhelmed with the choice of providers emerging as a result of the changes. Nick McDonald has identified the five key factors to look out for when selecting a new Home Care Provider.

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Meditation Expert, Kat John shares simple steps to make you feel good

Meditation Expert, Kat John shares simple steps to make you feel good

Meditation Expert Kat John is no stranger to finding ways to make yourself feel good, dedicating the last three years of her life to the empowering and positive meditation practices that can help battle pain, promote happiness and help you to feel good at any stage in life.

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The story of two Bayside locals, Ron and Rosemary, who say you are never too old to marry.

The story of two Bayside locals, Ron and Rosemary, who say you are never too old to marry.

When Ron and Rosemary met, sparks flew and love was instantly in the air. It was on St Patrick’s night 2016. Ron, in his 80’s, joined some friends at the Rotunda within the retirement community where they both lived for a few cold ones. He suddenly noticed the lovely Rosemary, in her 70’s, walking along the garden path towards him.

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Carer Nina shares what makes her feel good and why she loves her role as a Carer

Carer Nina shares what makes her feel good and why she loves her role as a Carer

Nina has always enjoyed caring for others. With an infectious smile and a warmth that sees many people open up to her on a daily basis, Nina has a knack for making people feel good. With such a positive outlook and so much passion, the team from Prestige Inhome Care were exited to sit down with Nina and ask ‘What makes you feel good, day to day?’ Nina’s response showed her connection with nature, and how this plays a fundamental role in her happiness.

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‘Don’t shift the goal posts!’ - are the fears warranted?

‘Don’t shift the goal posts!’ - are the fears warranted?

In under 2 months, government-funded support for inhome care is changing and I’ve heard lots of anxiety this past year about how Home Care Packages will be impacted. Any change brings with it fear - and this can be exacerbated for elderly people living independently at home - but is it all warranted? In this week’s posting, let’s face the fears.

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Give the gift of inhome care

Give the gift of inhome care

If you know someone who could use a little extra help at home, why not give them a gift certificate for Prestige Inhome Care?

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