Changes to the Aged Care Sector

30 January 2019 Changes to the Aged Care Sector – By Interchange Australia Operations Manager, Anne-Marie Kennedy Currently, eligible people over 65 requiring low level support to remain living at home independently like cleaning, shopping, meal preparation and showering assistance can access these services under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP). People with more complex…

Thomas’ Story

25 January 2019 Thomas’ Story – By Interchange Australia Marketing Manager, Joseph Lyons Thomas has been an Interchange Australia client for over a decade and has received a wide range of services that have assisted him to develop life skills, to participate in group based activities, to engage in the community and to live independently.…

The Hot Topic! Sun Safety

18 January 2018 The HOT Topic! Sun Safety – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Amber Hall Australia is renowned for hot temperatures, long summers and an active outdoor lifestyle. As we experience another week of high temperatures it is a timely reminder to protect ourselves and pets in the heat. Heatwaves can make existing medical conditions…

James’ Story

16 January 2019 James’ Story – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Amber Hall James is a long-term client of Interchange Australia. He has received support to live independently in his own home and has participated in a wide variety of exciting activities including the drama program, dinner groups and a wide range of exciting activities. An Interchange Australia…

Private Domestic Assistance Services

9 January 2019 Private Domestic Assistance Services – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Wendy Hughes Domestic assistance is the most requested government subsidised service under My Aged Care. This has resulted in many funded service providers having long waiting lists for this service type. In some areas eligible people can wait six months or more until…

Abuse of Vulnerable People

2 January 2019 Abuse of Vulnerable People – by Interchange Australia Consultant, Wendy Hughes In the Community Services sector, most people are well aware of the term “vulnerable people” or “adults at risk”. These are people who are unable to take care of themselves or unable to protect themselves from significant harm and exploitation due…