Category: Tips for carers

How to be social this Christmas while staying safe

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.

Managing Christmas and Dementia at home

By modifying some of your traditions in simple ways you can create a beautiful Christmas experience for your loved one, friends and family.

Tips for your telehealth appointment

Recent COVID-19 restrictions and technological advancements are changing the way many people consult their G.P. Thanks to telehealth, you now don’t have to see your doctor in person if you don’t want to. Your appointment can be conducted over the phone or online.

Needing care quickly during COVID-19

Life is anything but normal at the moment. At KinCare, we’re here to help you maintain your routines as much as possible, while continuing to live safely and independently in your own home.

Tips for carers during isolation

While nothing beats a face-to-face to visit, there are lots of other ways you can stay connected with elderly family and friends and continue to support their health and wellbeing.

How to talk about aged care with a loved one

Breaking it to your loved one that they may need some extra help around the home can be very tough, but if the conversation is done right, the outcome can be a bright future at home for them and peace of mind for the rest of the family. Here are some helpful tips to show you how to have the conversation.

Signs your loved one needs extra care

It’s often during the festive season – when we spend much more time with our family and friends – that it becomes clear an ageing loved one might need a little extra support.

Prepare to Care

Looking after a spouse or family member can be testing sometimes which is why it’s important to take care of yourself. We have created some tips to help support you in your daily routine.

5 tips for visiting family and friends with dementia

We’ve compiled 5 tips to help make visiting family and friends who are living with dementia relaxed and stress free.

Get a good night’s rest with these carer’s tips

Reclaim your nights with our sleep tips so you are well rested when caring for someone with dementia.

A flexible approach to respite

KinCare has launched the country’s first ‘truly flexible’ respite model designed to work around carers’ needs and schedules.