Tag: Health & wellbeing

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.

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!

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.

Living at home with dementia

A KinCare in-home care plan can give you or your loved one living with dementia the right support to continue living independently at home with improved quality of life.

Merle and Rick get an honorary granddaughter

KinCare Customers, Merle and Rick, first met Keenor when she was just two years old. The couple befriended Keenor’s family, who had come to Australia from Ghana, and were soon helping out by picking Keenor up from daycare when her parents were busy at work.

Reward for a life of service

KinCare Customer David was recently acknowledged for his tireless community work when Kingborough Council in Tasmania awarded him Citizen of the Year.

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.

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.

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.