What should you do when a stroke happens?

Would you know what to do if a loved one of yours had a stroke? The Stroke Foundation recommends the F.A.S.T test as an easy way to identify the most common signs of stroke. Face – check their f...

Dementia and the festive season – tips for families

While the festive season is generally a very happy time to relax and reflect on the year which has past, it can often be fraught with emotion and family issues can be brought to the surface. For famil...

How can I estimate my fees for a Home Care Package?

How do you estimate your likely home care fees and services? Are you eligible for a Home Care Package? What effect will your Aged Pension have on the calculations? We guide you through the process of ...

The Australian community has spoken and said “Yes”

The Australian community spoke loudly and clearly this week. The majority of eligible Australians who expressed a view in the voluntary survey said “Yes” to Australian law being changed to allo...

Are Seniors Saving for a Rainy Day?

Are Seniors Saving for a Rainy Day? There is a misconception that retirees and pre-retirees are either spending their kids' inheritance (the SKI-ers) or they are hoarding it to pass onto their familie...

Five thoughtful things you can do to help your elderly parents

Watching elderly parents, grandparents or loved ones deteriorate can be extremely difficult, especially if you were once the recipients of their care. And while more than 75 per cent of Australians ov...

Shelia Raphael turns 100! ‘The Manly Daily’ and Oxley Home celebrate!

Sheila Raphael will celebrate her 100th birthday in the way that she has always wanted - with family, friends, cake and plenty of laughs, in the comfort of her own home - thanks to Oxley Home Care. A ...

Top five things you need to know about Home Care Assistance

When the time has come to consider home care assistance for you or a loved one, it is critical to ensure the home care provider is the right choice for a loved one. These are the factors that you shou...

Nursing care tips to reduce skin tears and wounds in the elderly…

Skin tears are the most common wound type in the elderly population, because as we begin to age, our skin becomes weaker and is more susceptible to tearing. Very old, frail, nutritionally compromised ...