Category: Home Care

COVID-19 vaccinations – what you need to know

The COVID-19 vaccination roll-out is in full swing across Australia. As you may know, there have been some hiccups with the rollout, so knowing when and where you can get your vaccination can be tricky. This article explains when you may be eligible to have the vaccine, how to book your appointment and what you need to take with you on the day. With winter coming, we’ve also included information about getting the flu vaccine.

Supporting our team to grow with us

Career growth is one of the top priorities applicants look for in a job. It’s certainly a reason our new Junior Customer Care Manager, Prue, was attracted to KinCare.

Look and feel your best

Some extra support with personal care tasks like showering, dressing, taking medication and maintaining your appearance can help you look good and feel good. It can also give your loved ones peace of mind about your health and wellbeing.

Gardening offer for Customers!

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.

Bright as a button

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 smooth transition from hospital to your home

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.

How times flies when you love your work

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.

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.

Teamwork makes all the difference

After a stay in hospital, all our Customer Joan wanted was to return to her beloved home. She had missed the care and friendship provided by her family and team of KinCare Home Care Workers. Joan’s family credits KinCare’s Home Care Workers with lifting their mother’s spirits and supporting her back to good health.

Our 83-year-old master chef!

When our food-loving Customer Robert mentioned he had never learnt to cook, his carer Michelle saw an opportunity to prove you’re never too old to learn something new.

Alternatives to residential care for your loved one

If you have an elderly relative or friend you support, you may have noticed changes to their way of life that mean it may be time to consider alternative living arrangements or extra support so they can stay happy and healthy in their own home.

Over the airwaves

With 60 years in radio behind him, our Queensland customer Graham has more than a few stories to share about life on air.