AccessCare said farewell to Michele Kelly, Customer Service Officer, who has spent the past 20 years answering the phones and connecting with clients.

Nanuska cycles her way to independence

Topics Community support

Nanuska was experiencing significant pain and was having trouble walking, sitting and moving around. She wanted to remain living at home, however she was finding it increasingly difficult to move around at home and to get out to medical appointments.

Homelessness Week kicked off today, so we sat down with our local expert, Mardi Beaumont, Case Manager, from our Community Connections program to discuss the issues.

It's Homelessness week so we are telling the story of Wendy who experienced a number of setbacks including a diagnosis of MS and domestic violence at the hands of her husband, before she ended up sleeping rough on the street.

New services available now

Topics Commonwealth Home Support Programme

We now have brand new affordable services available that are funded under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme available in five local government areas, Kingston, Glen Eira, Bayside, Stonnington and Port Phillip.

Free talks for clubs

Topics General

Clubs, senior citizen centres and other community groups are welcome to have a speaker from AccessCare to talk about the range of aged care support available to stay living at home.

Staying warm in the cold

Topics General

As we head into winter and the temperatures begin to fall, it’s important for older people in our community, who can be more prone to illness and vulnerable throughout the winter period to be prepared. As we age, our body’s ability to regulate its temperature is less efficient, so while chilly temperatures during Australian winters may seem bearable for most of us, it can be a different story for older people in the community.

Elder abuse awareness

Topics General

As we age there may come a time when daily tasks you were easily able to do such as getting dressed, climbing stairs or even driving are no longer possible. Many of us hope when this time arises, loved ones will be there to support us. However, for some people, they are left in a vulnerable position where the people around them take advantage of their situation.

Our team had a dementia training last week where we experienced dementia through a virtual reality scenario. It was eye opening to learn there are simple ways we can help people with dementia function better though changing their environment. Coloured toilet seats, coloured light switches, contrasting home furnishings and removing hallway runners are just a few of the changes that can make a big difference.

During the grass pollen season, from October to December there’s an increase in hay fever and asthma and there’s also an increased risk of thunderstorm asthma.

It’s starting to heat up, so here are five tips to cool down this summer.