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Taking a break with our respite care

When you care for someone close to you, it can be hard to take a break and trust somebody else to be there for your loved one. But looking after yourself by taking a break, or having a few hours each week to tackle your own to-do list, can make you a better carer. The upcoming summer holidays are a good time to plan some respite, so you can get organised for the year ahead.

Uttara thrives on variety in her role

Accepting a role at KinCare has allowed Uttara to move closer to her family. Professionally, it’s given her the opportunity to continue her passion for caring and supporting older people while also furthering her career.

Looking after yourself this Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner! After the year we’ve all had, it’s not surprising if you’re feeling a mix of excitement and anxiety about seeing family and friends for Christmas.

Although Australia has one of the highest vaccination rates in the world, it’s wise to take some precautions while enjoying long-awaited Christmas celebrations.

To make sure you can have a safe, social and stress-free festive season, we’ve pulled together some tips and advice.

The benefits of napping

Nothing beats a relaxing afternoon nap if you need a little pick-me-up to get you through the day. And now you don’t need to feel guilty for it! According to a recent study, a short nap is good for overall health and can lower the risk of heart disease.
At KinCare, we recently spoke to some sleep experts to find out why napping can be good for you. We also learnt some tips on how to take your nap-time to the next level!

Tales from our customer Joachim

Joachim has lived an amazing life, growing up in Germany before moving to Australia in 1951 to work on the Hydro Dam Project in Tasmania. The 92-year-old loves to share stories about all his adventures and misadventures. He recently recounted this memory about living in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea where life is very different!

Keeping our community safe

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives, but it hasn’t changed KinCare’s commitment to ensuring the health and safety of Customers and staff.

Planning for your future care

Having a plan in place for your future and end-of-life healthcare is an important step as you get older. While it’s not something any of us like to dwell on, having an Advanced Care Plan (ACP) lets your loved ones know how you’d like to be treated and where you want to spend your final days if you lose the capacity to communicate your wishes.

Marion keeps on moving!

When our Queensland Customer Marion noticed her sight was starting to deteriorate due to macular degeneration, she took steps to ensure it wouldn’t slow her down.

Community Award for community icon

KinCare team member Rachel worked in several different careers and jobs before landing on her feet in community nursing with our Sydney team. She says the variety each shift and the appreciation and gratitude she receives from her Customers – is what makes being a KinCare Community Nurse the perfect role for her.

A sewing surprise for Stephanie!

Our Customers love to show their Home Care Workers how much they appreciate their support and care. However, there are few as creative and talented as Rosanna from Western Australia, who surprised her KinCare worker, Stephanie, with a beautiful handsewn reading cushion!

Customer care comes first for Natasha

The chance to explore different roles in the supportive environment provided by KinCare nudged Natasha onto a different career pathway and she couldn’t be happier.

Rachel’s connection to community nursing

KinCare team member Rachel worked in several different careers and jobs before landing on her feet in community nursing with our Sydney team. She says the variety each shift and the appreciation and gratitude she receives from her Customers – is what makes being a KinCare Community Nurse the perfect role for her.