Category: Aged Care
With almost nine years of service under her belt, Ashleigh is one of our most experienced and passionate. We talked to her recently about working for KinCare and what it means to support older Australians to stay living in their own homes.
Do you live in a small space and love gardening? Or perhaps you’re not as confident as you used to be kneeling down to tackle those pesky weeds? A raised container garden bed from Vegepod might be just the solution for you.
Our Customer Joyce recently celebrated her 101st birthday with some quiet festivities. Described by her daughter Zoane as “bright as a button”, Joyce still lives in her family home on the NSW Central Coast and is certainly an inspiration to us all. Zoane recently shared some fond stories of her mother’s life – with Joyce chiming in from the background.
A career switch from the beauty industry to aged care made perfect sense to our Tasmanian team member, Christina, who has a love of service and helping others.
When our Customer Catherine was discharged from hospital after major surgery, she was worried about returning home without anyone to help care for her. Connecting with KinCare’s hospital to home transition service through the hospital discharge planner gave Catherine access to the care and support she needed at home to regain her confidence and independence.
The deep gratitude Isabella receives in her job as a Home Care Worker reminds her that what she does each day truly matters.
When she joined KinCare in December 2017, Margaret was looking for a chance to grow her career in the aged care sector. Since then, she has made the most of the opportunities she has been given to challenge herself, learn new skills and step up into a new role.
When Astrid started in community and aged care in 1995, she was motivated to find a role that would work around her three school-aged children. Today, 25 years on, she’s one of KinCare’s longest serving Home Care Workers. We spoke to her about what she loves about her role.
After almost 20 years in the legal sector, Megan made the bold switch to aged care with a role at KinCare. Having connected with KinCare several years earlier while caring for her grandmother, she couldn’t be happier with her career change.
Caring for a loved one can be rewarding, but exhausting. As the holidays approach, some planned respite can give you that much-needed time to tackle your long to-do list – whilst knowing your loved one is in capable hands.
Christmas is a time for being together with family and friends. While this year’s celebrations might look a little different, there are ways to enjoy the festive season safely. We asked some experts, including Dr Kirsty Short, a specialist in infectious diseases at the University of Queensland and occupational health practitioner Anita Patturajan, for their tips on staying safe this Christmas.
Our Customer Sent has had an amazing life. Born in the Netherlands, he came to Australia at just 19-years-old with nothing more than an empty suitcase and the clothes on his back. With vivid memories of his childhood, time in the war and travelling to Australia, Sent was one of the first Customers we encouraged to create a Life Story Memory Book through our Virtual Connections service.