Carers’ Need a Break

29 June 2018 Carers’ Need a Break – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Wendy Hughes In NSW alone, there are approximately 904,400 carers*. Carers come in all shapes, sizes and ages and provide assistance to their loved one in a range of ways, including feeding, dressing, bathing, toileting, lifting and moving, administering medications, taking them on…

Strengthening Communication Skills and Friendships

27 June 2018 Strengthening Communication Skills and Friendships – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Amber Hall As a parent/carer you are the expert on what works for your child/ren and will understand them better than anyone else. You can positively assist in the development of friendships and strengthen communication by: • supporting the development of effective…

The Importance of Animals and Pets

20 June 2018 Interchange Australia: Recognising the Importance of Animals and Pets – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Amber Hall “Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world” with over 62% of Australian households owning pets*. Whilst dogs and cats remain the most popular pets, people own a wide range of…

The Benefits of In-Home Care

13 June 2018 The Benefits of In-Home Support Services– By Interchange Australia Consultant, Wendy Hughes Interchange Australia provides a wide range of care and support services for people wanting to live independently in their own home. There are many benefits associated with in-home care services, both for the client and for their carers. In-Home Support…

Dementia Specific Care Units

8 June 2018 Dementia Specific Care Units – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Suzanne Eustace The care for Dementia clients is undergoing revolutionary changes throughout the world. Research has shown that entering an aged care facility could create stress and accelerate the decline for those with Dementia. Dementia is the second leading cause of death of…

The ASDESI Holiday Kids Klub & Carers’ Network

1 June 2018 The ASDESI Holiday Kids Klub & Carers’ Network – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Amber Hall I attended a seminar yesterday on ‘Building a Resilient Future for people with ASD’ with guest speakers Dr Wenn Lawson, Jeanette Purkis and Dr Emma Goodall. I particularly liked Dr Wenn Lawson’s comment that it’s about “being…