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Essential Services Update for Greater Sydney

Home care for the ageing population of Australia is an essential service In Greater Sydney, our staff will always carry proof of their address to comply with the direction of our state government Our carers and clients will wear masks for all client services, including indoors Update to Oxley Home Care  Services in Greater Sydney…
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What the Federal Budget means for older Australians

Older Australians are the cornerstone of Treasurer Scott Morrison’s Federal Budget. In his budget speech on Tuesday this week, Treasurer Scott Morrison advised that the federal government would spend $1.6 billion over four years to create 14,000 additional home care places to “support the choice of older Australians who wish to stay at home and…
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Oxley Home Care has entered the Northern Beaches Local Business Awards

Oxley Home Care has entered the 2018 Northern Beaches Local Business Awards. The Local Business Awards recognise business excellence among local Northern Beaches companies. We pride ourselves on servicing our local community, employing local people and being in business for the past 12 years. We have entered the service category of the awards and are asking if you…
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6,000 new Home Care Packages released in September 2017

By 2050, more than five million people will need access to aged care. And, according to the Productivity Commission, Australia will need almost one million aged care staff to care for all these people by that time. “Just to house Australia’s elderly the aged care industry will need to spend $33 billion in the next…
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Three families living with dementia featured on ABC’s ‘Four Corners’ program

(Photo taken by Janine Cohen) The ABC’s recent ‘Four Corners’ program, ‘Forget Me Not’ featured a story on three Australians who have been diagnosed with dementia. http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2017/07/10/4697530.htm According to the ‘Four Corners’ program, “more than 400,000 Australians currently live with the disease and the figures are rising. Dementia is the second biggest cause of death…
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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 families when they pass away. According to The National Seniors’ Australia Social Survey, titled Over 50s: still not confident about their retirement income, less than half the people surveyed believe their…
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New campaign launched to raise awareness of My Aged Care

Ken Wyatt, Federal Minister for Aged Care, has launched an information campaign to raise people’s awareness of the My Aged Care website, Home Care Services and Home Care Packages. The idea behind the information campaign is to give information to encourage Australia’s elderly to talk about aged care and plan ahead prior to a crisis event occurring…
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Choice Magazine reports on high Home Care Package exit fees being charged…

In June’s edition of ‘Choice’ magazine, Daily News Editor, Tony Ibrahim wrote about the high exit fees that some Aged Care Providers are charging their clients. “Undisclosed fees as high as $4,000 are being charged by home care specialists to elderly pensioners and those living with a disability looking to change providers. These exit fees are…
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2017 Budget outcome – measures to boost Australian aged care workforce

It’s been estimated that the Australian aged care sector will need to expand its workforce to 980,000 by 2050 to respond to the demand of an ageing population, according to Ken Wyatt, Federal Minister for Aged Care. A 2016 job market report from Adzuna highlighted that the number of aged care job vacancies has more than…
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Exercising the brain helps those living with dementia

It’s well documented that exercising your brain can help ward off dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, but it can also help once a diagnosis has been made. Researchers have looked into whether exercising the brain can improve the thinking capacity of people with dementia or slow the rate of cognitive decline, and how exercising the brain can…
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