Tag: My Aged Care

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.

Personal experience leads to rewarding career change

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.

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.

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 Managers, Lucy and Prue, were attracted to KinCare.

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.

A life well-travelled helping others

Our Customer Dr Antony Radford has had a colourful medical career. He met Prince Charles and Mother Theresa, held a medical clinic on the Amazon River, taught Burmese students on the run from the militia, worked among refugees on the Thai-Cambodia border, and published two books!

Helping you maintain your connections

Maintaining meaningful relationships that can help you lead a happier and healthier life can be difficult at the moment. We want to assure you that KinCare is here to support you if you are experiencing loneliness or feeling disconnected from your family and friends. Now, more than ever, it’s important to stay connected.

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.

Keeping socially connected online

Staying physically distant doesn’t mean you have to be socially isolated. KinCare has created fun and creative ways for Customers to stay connected online through its new Virtual Connections Services.

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.

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.